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Service
This manual is to be used by qualified appliance
technicians only. Maytag does not assume any
responsibility for property damage or personal
injury for improper service procedures done by
an unqualified person.
This Base Manual covers general information
Refer to individual Technical Sheet
for information on specific models
This manual includes, but is
not limited to the following:
Amana
International
Side-by-Side
Refrigerators
AC2224GEK*
AC2224PEK*
AC2225GEK*
AC2626GEK*
AC2228HEK*
AS2324GEK*
AS2625PEK*
AS2626GEK*
AS2628HEK*
Generic
GC2224GEK*
GC2225GEK*
GC2225PEK*
GC2227HEK*
GC2227HEK3/5/9
GS2325GEK*
GS2624PEK*
GS2625GEK*
GZ2626GEK*
Jenn Air
JS2628HEK*
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March 2005
Important Information
Important Notices for Servicers and Consumers
Maytag will not be responsible for personal injury or property damage from improper service procedures. Pride and
workmanship go into every product to provide our customers with quality products. It is possible, however, that
during its lifetime a product may require service. Products should be serviced only by a qualified service technician
who is familiar with the safety procedures required in the repair and who is equipped with the proper tools, parts,
testing instruments and the appropriate service information. IT IS THE TECHNICIANS RESPONSIBILITY TO
REVIEW ALL APPROPRIATE SERVICE INFORMATION BEFORE BEGINNING REPAIRS.
!
WARNING
To avoid risk of severe personal injury or death, disconnect power before working/servicing on appliance to avoid
electrical shock.
To locate an authorized servicer, please consult your telephone book or the dealer from whom you purchased this
product. For further assistance, please contact:
Customer Service Support Center
CAIR Center
Web Site
Telephone Number
WWW.AMANA.COM ............................................... 1-800-843-0304
WWW.JENNAIR.COM ............................................ 1-800-536-6247
WWW.MAYTAG.COM ............................................. 1-800-688-9900
CAIR Center in Canada .......................................... 1-800-688-2002
Amana Canada Product .......................................... 1-866-587-2002
Recognize Safety Symbols, Words, and Labels
! DANGER
DANGER—Immediate hazards which WILL result in severe personal injury or death.
!
WARNING
WARNING—Hazards or unsafe practices which COULD result in severe personal injury or death.
!
CAUTION
CAUTION—Hazards or unsafe practices which COULD result in minor personal injury, product or property
damage.
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Table of Contents
Important Information .................................................... 2
Product Design ............................................................. 4
Component Testing ....................................................... 5
Service Procedures ...................................................... 10
Service Equipment .................................................... 10
Drier Replacement .................................................... 10
Refrigerant Precautions ............................................. 11
Line Piercing Valves .................................................. 11
Open Lines ............................................................... 11
Compressor Operational Test .................................... 11
Dehydrating Sealed Refrigeration System ................. 12
Leak Testing ............................................................. 12
Testing Systems Containing a
Refrigerant Charge ................................................. 12
Testing Systems Containing
No Refrigerant Charge ............................................ 12
Restrictions ........................................................... 13
Symptoms ............................................................. 13
Testing for Restrictions .......................................... 13
Evacuation and Charging ....................................... 14
Evacuation ............................................................. 14
Charging ................................................................ 15
Refrigerant Charge ................................................. 15
HFC134a Service Information ................................. 16
Health, Safety, and Handling .................................. 16
Comparison of CFC12 and HFC134a Properties ..... 16
Replacement Service Compressor ......................... 17
Compressor Testing Procedures ............................ 17
Brazing .................................................................. 17
Refrigerant Flow ........................................................... 18
Cabinet Air Flow ........................................................... 19
Ice and Water Flow Diagram ........................................ 20
Water Valve Diagram .................................................... 21
Typical External Sweat Pattern...................................22
Troubleshooting Chart................................................23
System Diagnosis ........................................................ 26
Disassembly Procedures ............................................. 29
Refrigerator Compartment ...................................... 29
Light Switch ........................................................... 29
Mid Level Electronic Control ................................... 29
Electronic Damper Control ..................................... 29
Fresh Food Thermistor ........................................... 29
Water Filter Assembly (some models) ................... 29
Water Tank Assembly (some models) .................... 29
Crisper Light Cover and Socket .............................. 29
Freezer Compartment .................................................. 30
Freezer Light Socket ............................................. 30
Auger Motor Assembly (some models) .................. 30
Auger Motor (some models) ................................... 30
Auger Motor Capacitor (some models) ................... 30
Evaporator Fan Motor Assembly ............................ 30
Evaporator Fan Motor and Fan Blade ..................... 30
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Freezer Thermistor ................................................. 30
Evaporator Removal ............................................... 31
Defrost Terminator (Thermostat) ............................. 32
Defrost Heater ....................................................... 32
Ice Maker Removal (some models) ........................ 32
Machine Compartment ................................................. 32
Water Valve ........................................................... 32
Condenser Fan Motor and Blade ............................ 32
Compressor ........................................................... 32
Condensate Drain Tube .......................................... 33
Condensate Drain Pan ........................................... 33
Overload/Relay ...................................................... 33
Condenser Removal ............................................... 33
Bottom Of Cabinet ....................................................... 33
Front Leveling Rollers ............................................ 33
Rear Leveling Rollers ............................................. 33
Cabinet Doors .............................................................. 33
Door Gaskets ........................................................ 33
Dispenser Facade (some models) ........................ 33
Dispenser Ice Chute Door (some models) .............. 33
Dispenser Light Socket (some models) ................. 33
Dispenser D/C Solenoid (some models) ................. 33
Dispenser Water Tube ........................................... 33
Ice ‘N Water Systems .................................................. 34
Troubleshooting of 5 button electronic
Ice ‘N Water dispenser .......................................... 34
Control Board (Mid Level) ............................................. 38
Programming Mode: .............................................. 38
Defrost Operation ................................................... 38
Forced Defrost Mode ............................................. 38
Service Test Mode ................................................. 39
Service Test 1-Defrost Thermostat & Defrost Circuit
Test ....................................................................... 40
Service Test 2-Compressor/Condenser Fan Test .... 40
Service Test 3-Evaporator/Freezer Fan Test ........... 40
Service Test 4-Fresh Food Thermistor Test ............ 41
Service Test 5-Freezer Thermistor Test .................. 41
Service Test 6-Open Damper Test .......................... 42
Service Test 7-FF Performance Adjustment ............ 42
Service Test 8 FZ Performance Adjustment ............ 42
Control Board (Fully Electronic) .................................... 43
Programming Mode ............................................... 43
Defrost Operation ................................................... 43
Forced Defrost Mode ............................................. 44
Service Test Mode ................................................. 44
Show Room Mode ................................................. 47
Sabbath Mode ....................................................... 48
Fahrenheit or Celsius Mode ................................... 48
Alarm Enable Mode ............................................... 48
Light Level Mode .................................................... 48
Appendix A
Owner’s Manual ........ ........................................A-2
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Product Design
!
WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or death, disconnect electrical power source to unit, unless test
procedures require power to be connected. Discharge capacitor through a resistor before attempting to service.
Ensure all earthing wires are connected before certifying unit as repaired and/or operational.
Refrigeration System
Compressor forces high temperature vapor into fan
cooled tube and wire condenser where vapor is cooled
and condensed into high pressure liquid by circulation
of air across condenser coil. (See Refrigerant Flow
Diagram, page 19)
High pressure liquid passes into post-condenser loop
which helps to prevent condensation around freezer
compartment opening and through molecular sieve drier
and into capillary tube. Small inside diameter of
capillary offers resistance, decreasing pressure, and
temperature of liquid discharged into evaporator.
Capillary diameter and length is carefully sized for each
system.
Capillary enters evaporator at top front. Combined liquid
and saturated gas flows through front to bottom of coil
and into suction line. Aluminium tube evaporator coil is
located in freezer compartment where circulating
evaporator fan moves air through coil and into fresh food
compartment.
Large surface of evaporator allows heat to be absorbed
from both fresh food and freezer compartments by
airflow over evaporator coil causing some of the liquid to
evaporate. Temperature of evaporator tubing near end of
running cycle may vary from -25° to -32°C.
Saturated gas is drawn off through suction line where
superheated gas enters compressor. To raise
temperature of gas, suction line is placed in heat
exchange with capillary.
Mid Level & Fully Electronic Defrost System
The Control Board adapts the compressor run time
between defrosts to achieve optimum defrost intervals
by monitoring the length of time the defrost heater is
on.
After initial power up, defrost interval is 4 hours
compressor run time. Defrost occurs immediately after
the 4 hours.
Note: Once unit is ready to defrost there is a 4 minute
wait time prior to the beginning of the defrost
cycle.
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Component Testing
!
WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or death, disconnect electrical power source to unit, unless test
procedures require power to be connected. Discharge capacitor through a resistor before attempting to service.
Ensure all earthing wires are connected before certifying unit as repaired and/or operational.
Component
Compressor
Description
When compressor electrical circuit is
energized, the start winding current
causes relay to heat. After an amount of
starting time, the start winding circuit
turns off. The relay will switch off the start
winding circuit even though compressor
has not started (for example, when
attempting to restart after momentary
power interruption).
With “open” relay, compressor will not
start because there is little or no current
to start windings. Overload protection will
open due to high locked rotor run winding
current.
With “shorted” relay or capacitor,
compressor will start and overload
protector will quickly open due to high
current of combined run and start
windings.
Test Procedures
Resistance test
1. Disconnect power to unit.
2. Discharge capacitor by shorting across terminals with a resistor for 1 minute.
NOTE: (Some compressors do not have a run capacitor.)
3. Remove leads from compressor terminals.
4. Set ohmmeter to lowest scale.
5. Check for resistance between
Terminals “S” and “C”, start winding
Terminals “R” and “C”, run winding
If either compressor winding reads open (infinite or very high resistance) or
dead short (0 ohms), replace compressor.
Ground test
1. Disconnect power to refrigerator.
2. Discharge capacitor, if present, by shorting terminals through a resistor.
3. Remove compressor leads and use an ohmmeter set on highest scale.
4. Touch one lead to compressor body (clean point of contact) and other probe
to each compressor terminal.
• If reading is obtained, compressor is grounded and must be replaced.
Operation test
If voltage, capacitor, overload, and motor winding tests do not show cause for
failure, perform the following test:
With open or weak capacitor, compressor 1. Disconnect power to refrigerator.
2. Discharge capacitor by shorting capacitor terminals through a resistor.
will start and run as normal but will
3. Remove leads from compressor terminals.
consume more energy.
4. Wire a test cord to power switch.
5. Place time delayed fuse with UL rating equal to amp rating of motor in test
cord socket. (Refer to Technical Data Sheet)
6. Remove overload and relay.
7. Connect start, common and run leads of test cord on appropriate terminals of
compressor.
8. Attach capacitor leads of test cord together. If capacitor is used, attach
capacitor lead to a known good capacitor of same capacity.
To AC supply
Switch
Compressor
Fuses
C
S
R
Capacitor
Test configuration
9. Plug test cord into multimeter to determine start and run wattage and to check
for low voltage, which can also be a source of trouble indications.
10. With power to multimeter, press start cord switch and release.
• If compressor motor starts and draws normal wattage, compressor is okay
and trouble is in capacitor, relay/overload, freezer temperature control, or
elsewhere in system.
• If compressor does not start when direct wired, recover refrigerant at high
side. After refrigerant is recovered, repeat compressor direct wire test. If
compressor runs after recovery but would not run when direct wired before
recovery, a restriction in sealed system is indicated.
• If compressor does not run when wired direct after recovery, replace faulty
compressor.
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Component Testing
!
WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or death, disconnect electrical power source to unit, unless test
procedures require power to be connected. Discharge capacitor through a resistor before attempting to service.
Ensure all earthing wires are connected before certifying unit as repaired and/or operational.
Component
Capacitor
Description
Test Procedures
Run capacitor connects to relay terminal
3 and L side of line.
Some compressors do not require a run
capacitor; refer to the Technical Data
Sheet for the unit being serviced.
!
WARNING
To avoid electrical shock which can cause severe personal injury or death,
discharge capacitor through a resistor before handling.
1. Disconnect power to refrigerator.
2. Remove capacitor cover and disconnect capacitor wires.
3. Discharge capacitor by shorting across terminals with a resistor for 1 minute.
4. Check resistance across capacitor terminals with ohmmeter set on “X1K”
scale.
• Good—needle swings to 0 ohms and slowly moves back to infinity.
• Open—needle does not move. Replace capacitor.
• Shorted—needle moves to zero and stays. Replace capacitor.
• High resistance leak—needle jumps toward 0 and then moves back to
constant high resistance (not infinity).
Condenser
Condenser is a tube and wire
construction located in machine
compartment.
Leaks in condenser can usually be detected by using an electronic leak detector
or soap solution. Look for signs of compressor oil when checking for leaks. A
certain amount of compressor oil is circulated with refrigerant.
Condenser is on high pressure discharge Leaks in post condenser loop are rare because loop is a one-piece copper tube.
side of compressor. Condenser function
is to transfer heat absorbed by refrigerant For minute leaks
to ambient.
1. Separate condenser from rest of refrigeration system and pressurize
condenser up to a maximum of 16.2 bar with a refrigerant and dry nitrogen
Higher pressure gas is routed to
combination.
condenser where, as gas temperature is 2. Recheck for leaks.
reduced, gas condenses into a high
pressure liquid state. Heat transfer takes
place because discharged gas is at a
higher temperature than air that is
passing over condenser. It is very
important that adequate air flow over
To avoid severe personal injury or death from sudden eruption of high
condenser is maintained.
pressures gases, observe the following:
Protect against a sudden eruption if high pressures are required for leak
Condenser is air cooled by condenser fan
checking.
motor. If efficiency of heat transfer from
Do not use high pressure compressed gases in refrigeration systems
condenser to surrounding air is impaired,
without a reliable pressure regulator and pressure relief valve in the
condensing temperature becomes higher.
lines.
High liquid temperature means liquid will
not remove as much heat during boiling
in evaporator as under normal conditions.
This would be indicated by high than
normal head pressures, long run time,
and high wattage. Remove any lint or
other accumulation, that would restrict
normal air movement through condenser.
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WARNING
From condenser the refrigerant flows into
a post condenser loop which helps
control exterior condensation on flange,
center mullion, and around freezer door.
Refrigerant the flows through the drier to
evaporator and into compressor through
suction line.
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Component Testing
!
WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or death, disconnect electrical power source to unit, unless test
procedures require power to be connected. Discharge capacitor through a resistor before attempting to service.
Ensure all earthing wires are connected before certifying unit as repaired and/or operational.
Component
Overload / Relay
Description
When voltage is connected and relay is
cool, current passes through relay to start
winding.
After a short time, current heats the
resistor in relay and resistance will rise
blocking current flow through relay.
Test Procedures
1. Disconnect power to the refrigerator.
2. Remove relay cover and disconnect leads.
3. Check resistance across terminals 2 and 3 with an ohmmeter:
Normal = 3 to 12 ohms
Shorted = 0 ohms
Open = infinite ohms
Start winding remains in the circuit through
run capacitor.
Solid state relay plugs directly on
compressor start and run terminals. Relay
terminals 2 and 3 are connected within
relay. Run capacitor is connected to relay
terminal 3. L2 side of 120 VAC power is
connected to relay terminal 2.
Control board
See “Control Board” section for
troubleshooting information.
Ice Maker
Condenser motor
Electric damper
control
Evaporator fan
motor
Optional on some models.
See “Ice Maker” section for service
information.
Condenser fan moves cooling air across
condenser coil and compressor body.
Check resistance across coil.
Condenser fan motor is in parallel circuit
with compressor.
Damper control balances the air delivery Check resistance across terminals.
between refrigerator and freezer
If no resistance across terminals replace damper control.
compartments providing temperature
control for refrigerator
Electrical voltage activates damper control
and door closes restricting flow of air from
freezer compartment to refrigerator
compartment.
Evaporator fan moves air across
1. Disconnect power to unit.
evaporator coil and throughout refrigerator 2. Disconnect fan motor leads.
cabinet.
3. Check resistance from ground connection solder. Trace to motor frame must
not exceed .05 ohms.
4. Check for voltage at connector to motor with unit in refrigeration mode and
compressor operating.
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Component Testing
!
WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or death, disconnect electrical power source to unit, unless test
procedures require power to be connected. Discharge capacitor through a resistor before attempting to service.
Ensure all earthing wires are connected before certifying unit as repaired and/or operational.
Component
Refrigerator light
switch
Description
Single pole, single throw switch
completes circuit for light when door is
open.
Test Procedures
Check resistant across terminals.
Switch arm depressed
“NO” terminals
Switch arm up
“NO” terminals
Freezer light /
Interlock switch
Single pole, Double throw switch
completes circuit for light when door is
open. Completes circuit for dispenser
when door is closed
Drier
Drier is placed at post condenser loop
outlet and passes liquefied refrigerant to
capillary.
Desiccant (20) 8 x 12 4AXH - 7 M>S> Grams
Open
Closed
Check resistant across terminals.
Switch arm depressed
“NO” terminals
Open
”NC” terminals
Closed
Switch arm not depressed
“NC” terminals
Open
“NO” terminals
Closed
Drier must be changed every time the system is opened for testing or
compressor replacement.
NOTE: Drier used in R12 sealed system is not interchangeable with
drier used in R134a sealed system. Always replace drier in R134a
Before opening refrigeration system, recover HFC134a refrigerant for safe
disposal.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Cut drier out of system using the following procedure. Do not unbraze drier.
Applying heat to remove drier will drive moisture into the system.
Score capillary tube close to drier and break.
Reform inlet tube to drier allowing enough space for large tube cutter.
Cut circumference of drier 31.75 milimeter below condenser inlet tube joint to
drier.
Remove drier.
Apply heat trap paste on post condenser tubes to protect grommets from high
heat.
Unbraze remaining part of drier. Remove drier from system.
Discard drier in safe place.
!
WARNING
To avoid death or severe personal injury, cut drier at correct location.
Cutting drier at incorrect location will allow desiccant beads to scatter. If
spilled, completely clean area of beads.
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Component Testing
!
WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or death, disconnect electrical power source to unit, unless test
procedures require power to be connected. Discharge capacitor through a resistor before attempting to service.
Ensure all earthing wires are connected before certifying unit as repaired and/or operational.
Water valve
Description
Controls water flow to the ice maker.
Test Procedures
Check resistance across coil windings.
Controlled by thermostat in ice maker.
See Ice Maker Section for further
information.
Evaporator
Inner volume of evaporator allows liquid
refrigerant discharged from capillary to
expand into refrigerant gas.
Test for leaks in evaporator with electronic leak detector or with soap solution.
Compressor oil is circulated with refrigerant; check for oil when checking for
leaks.
Expansion cools evaporator tube and fin For minute leaks
temperature to approximately -28°C
1. Separate evaporator from rest of refrigeration system and pressurize
evaporator up to a maximum of 9.65 bar with a refrigerant and dry nitrogen
transferring heat from freezer section to
combination.
refrigerant.
2. Recheck for leaks.
Passing through suction line to
compressor, the refrigerant picks up
superheat (a relationship between
pressure and temperature that assures
To avoid severe personal injury or death from sudden erruption of
complete vaporization of liquid
high pressurres gases, observe the following:
refrigerant) as the result of capillary tube
• Protect against a sudden eruption if high pressures are required
soldered to suction line.
for leak checking.
• Do not use high pressure compressed gases in refrigeration
Refrigerant gas is pulled through suction
systems without a reliable pressure regulator and pressure relief
line by compressor, completing
valve in the lines.
refrigeration cycle.
! WARNING
Evaporator defrost Activated when defrost thermostat,
heater
defrost timer, and freezer control
complete circuit through heater.
Thermostat
Thermistor
Thermostat is in a series circuit with
terminal 2 of defrost timer, and defrost
heater. Circuit is complete if evaporator
fan motor operates when cold.
Check resistance across heater.
To check defrost system :
1. Thermocouple defrost thermostat and plug refrigerator into wattmeter.
2. Turn into defrost mode. Wattmeter should read specified watts (according to
Technical Data Sheet).
3. When defrost thermostat reaches specified temperature ±15°C (see
Technical Data Sheet), thermostat should interrupt power to heater.
Test continuity across terminals.
With power off and evaporator coil below freezing, thermostat should show
continuity when checked with ohmmeter. See “Heater, evaporator (defrost)”
section for additional tests.
Controls the circuit from freezer
thermostat through defrost terminator to
defrost heater. Opens and breaks circuit
when thermostat senses preset high
temperature.
After defrost thermostat opens, thermostat remains open until end of defrost cycle
and refrigerator starts cooling again. Defrost thermostat senses a preset low
temperature and resets (closes).
Temperature sensing device
Check resistance across leads.
Temperature
25°C
2.2°C
-17.8°C
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Resistance
10,000 ohms
29,500 ohms
86,300 ohms
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Service Procedures
!
WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or death, disconnect electrical power source to unit, unless test
procedures require power to be connected. Discharge capacitor through a 10,000 ohm resistor before attempting
to service. Ensure all earthing wires are connected before certifying unit as repaired and/or operational.
Service Equipment
Drier Replacement
Listed below is equipment needed for proper servicing
of HFC134a systems. Verify equipment is confirmed
by manufacturer as being compatible with HFC134a
and ester oil system.
Before opening refrigeration system, recover
HFC134a refrigerant for safe disposal.
Equipment must be exclusively used for HFC134a.
Exclusive use of equipment only applies to italic items.
Cut drier out of system by completing the following
steps. Do not unbraze drier filter. Applying heat to
remove drier will drive moisture into system.
• Evacuation pump
Check with vacuum pump supplier to verify equipment
is compatible for HFC134a. Robinair, Model 15600
2 stage, 6 cubic feet per minute pump is
recommended.
• Four-way manifold gauge set, with low loss hoses
• Leak detector
• Charging cylinder
• Line piercing saddle valve
(Schroeder valves). Seals must be HFC134a and
ester oil compatible. Line piercing valves may be used
for diagnosis but are not suitable for evacuation or
charging, due to minute holes pierced in tubing. Do
not leave mechanical access valves on system.
Valves eventually will leak. Molecules of HFC134a are
smaller than other refrigerants and will leak where
other refrigerants would not.
• Swagging tools
• Flaring tools
• Tubing cutter
• Flux
• Sil-Fos
• Silver solder
• Oil for swagging and flaring
Use only part # R0157532
• Copper tubing
Use only part # R0174075 and # R0174076
• Dry nitrogen
99.5% minimum purity, with -40°C or lower dew point
• Crimp tool
• Tube bender
• Micron vacuum gauge
• Process tube adaptor kit
• Heat trap paste
• ICI appliance grade HFC134a
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Every time sealed HFC134a system is repaired, drier
filter must be replaced with, part # B2150504.
!
WARNING
To avoid risk of severe personal injury or death, cut
drier at correct location. Cutting drier at incorrect
location will allow desiccant beads to scatter.
Completely clean area of beads, if spilled.
1. Score capillary tube close to drier and break.
2. Reform inlet tube to drier allowing enough space
for large tube cutter.
3. Cut circumference of drier at 31.75 millimeters,
below condenser inlet tube joint to drier.
4. Remove drier.
5. Apply heat trap paste on post condenser tubes to
protect grommets from high heat.
6. Unbraze remaining part of drier. Remove drier
from system.
7. Discard drier in safe place. Do not leave drier with
customer. If refrigerator is under warranty, old
drier must accompany warranty claim.
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Service Procedures
!
WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or death, disconnect electrical power source to unit, unless test
procedures require power to be connected. Discharge capacitor through a 10,000 ohm resistor before attempting
to service. Ensure all earthing wires are connected before certifying unit as repaired and/or operational.
Refrigerant Precautions
To AC supply
! WARNING
Switch
To avoid risk of personal injury, do not allow
refrigerant to contact eyes or skin.
Compressor
Fuses
C
! CAUTION
S
R
To avoid risk of property damage, do not use
refrigerant other than that shown on unit serial
number identification plate.
Capacitor
NOTE: All precautionary measures recommended by
refrigerant manufacturers and suppliers apply
and should be observed.
Line Piercing Valves
Line piercing valves can be used for diagnosis, but
are not suitable for evacuating or charging due to
holes pierced in tubing by valves.
NOTE: Do not leave line piercing valves on system.
Connection between valve and tubing is not
hermetically sealed. Leaks will occur.
Open Lines
During any processing of refrigeration system, never
leave lines open to atmosphere. Open lines allow water
vapor to enter system, making proper evacuation more
difficult.
Compressor Operational Test
(short term testing only)
If compressor voltage, capacitor, overload, and motor
winding tests are successful (do not indicate a fault),
perform the following test:
1.Disconnect power to unit.
2.Discharge capacitor by shorting capacitor
terminals through a resistor.
Attaching Capacitor for Compressor Test
5. Connect a known good capacitor into circuit as shown
above. For proper capacitor size and rating, see
technical data sheet for unit under test.
NOTE: Ensure test cord cables and fuses meet
specifications for unit under test (see Technical
Sheet for unit under test).
6. Replace compressor protector cover securely.
7. Plug test cord into outlet, then press and release start
cord switch.
! CAUTION
To avoid risk of damage to compressor windings,
immediately disconnect (unplug) test cord from power
source if compressor does not start. Damage to
compressor windings occurs if windings remain
energized when compressor is not running.
If compressor runs when direct wired, it is working
properly. Malfunction is elsewhere in system.
If compressor does not start when direct wired, recover
system at high side. After the system is recovered,
repeat compressor direct wire test.
NOTE: Not all units have run capacitor.
3.Remove leads from compressor terminals.
4.Attach test cord to compressor windings.
• Common lead on test cord attaches to C terminal
on compressor.
• Start lead on test cord attaches to S terminal on
compressor.
If compressor runs after system is recovered (but
would not operate when wired direct before recovery) a
restriction in sealed system is indicated.
If motor does not run when wired direct after recovery,
replace faulty compressor.
• Run lead on test cord attaches to M terminal on
compressor.
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Service Procedures
!
WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or death, disconnect electrical power source to unit, unless test
procedures require power to be connected. Discharge capacitor through a 10,000 ohm resistor before attempting
to service. Ensure all earthing wires are connected before certifying unit as repaired and/or operational.
Dehydrating Sealed Refrigeration System
Moisture in a refrigerator sealed system exposed to
heat generated by the compressor and motor reacts
chemically with refrigerant and oil in the system and
forms corrosive hydrochloric and hydrofluoric acids.
These acids contribute to breakdown of motor winding
insulation and corrosion of compressor working parts,
causing compressor failure.
In addition, sludge, a residue of the chemical reaction,
coats all surfaces of sealed system, and will eventually
restrict refrigerant flow through capillary tube.
To dehydrate sealed system, evacuate system (see
paragraph Evacuation).
Leak Testing
!
Testing Systems Containing No Refrigerant Charge
1. Connect cylinder of nitrogen, through gauge
manifold, to process tube of compressor and liquid
line strainer.
2. Open valves on nitrogen cylinder and gauge manifold.
Allow pressure to build within sealed system.
3. Check for leaks using soap suds.
If a leak is detected in a joint, do not to attempt to repair
by applying additional brazing material. Joint must be
disassembled, cleaned and rebrazed. Capture refrigerant
charge (if system is charged), unbraze joint, clean all
parts, then rebraze.
If leak is detected in tubing, replace tubing. If leak is
detected in either coil, replace faulty coil.
DANGER
To avoid risk of serious injury or death from violent
explosions, NEVER use oxygen or acetylene for
pressure testing or clean out of refrigeration
systems. Free oxygen will explode on contact with
oil. Acetylene will explode spontaneously when put
under pressure.
It is important to check sealed system for refrigerant
leaks. Undetected leaks can lead to repeated service
calls and eventually result in system contamination,
restrictions, and premature compressor failure.
Refrigerant leaks are best detected with halide or
electronic leak detectors.
Testing Systems Containing a Refrigerant Charge
1. Stop unit operation (turn refrigerator off).
2. Holding leak detector exploring tube as close to
system tubing as possible, check all piping, joints,
and fittings.
NOTE: Use soap suds on areas leak detector cannot
reach or reliably test.
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Service Procedures
!
WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or death, disconnect electrical power source to unit, unless test
procedures require power to be connected. Discharge capacitor through a 10,000 ohm resistor before attempting
to service. Ensure all earthing wires are connected before certifying unit as repaired and/or operational.
Restrictions
Symptoms
Restrictions in sealed system most often occur at
capillary tube or filter drier, but can exist anywhere on
liquid side of system.
3. Visually check system for kinks in refrigeration line
which is causing restriction. Correct kink and repeat
step 2.
4. Turn unit off and time how long it takes high and low
pressure gauges to equalize:
Restrictions reduce refrigerant flow rate and heat
removal rate. Wattage drops because compressor is
not circulating normal amount of refrigerants.
• If pressure equalization takes longer than 10
minutes, a restriction exists in the capillary tube or
drier filter. Go to step 5.
Common causes of total restrictions are moisture,
poorly soldered joints, or solid contaminants. Moisture
freezes at evaporator inlet end of capillary tube. Solid
contaminants collect in filter drier.
• If pressure equalization takes less than 10 minutes,
system is not restricted. Check for other possible
causes of malfunction.
5. Recover refrigerant in sealed system.
If restriction is on low side, suction pressure will be in a
vacuum and head pressure will be near normal.
NOTE: Before opening any refrigeration system,
capture refrigerant in system for safe disposal.
If restriction is on high side, suction pressure will be in
a vacuum and head pressure will be higher than
normal during pump out cycle.
Refrigeration occurs on low pressure side of partial
restriction. There will be a temperature difference at
the point of restriction. Frost and/or condensation will
be present in most case at the point of restriction.
Also, system requires longer to equalize.
Slight or partial restriction can give the same
symptoms as refrigerant shortage including lower than
normal back pressure, head pressure, wattage, and
warmer temperatures.
Total restriction on the discharge side of compressor,
when restriction is between compressor and first half
of condenser, results in higher than normal head
pressure and wattage while low side is being pumped
out.
Testing for Restrictions
To determine if a restriction exists:
1. Attach gauge and manifold between suction and
discharge sides of sealed system.
6. Remove power from unit.
! CAUTION
To avoid risk of personal injury or property damage,
take necessary precautions against high
temperatures required for brazing.
7. Remove and replace restricted device.
8. Evacuate sealed system.
9. Charge system to specification.
NOTE: Do not use captured or recycled refrigerant in
units. Captured or recycled refrigerant voids any
compressor manufacturer's warranty.
NOTE: Charge system with exact amount of refrigerant.
Refer to unit nameplate for correct refrigerant
charge. Inaccurately charged system will cause
future problems.
2. Turn unit on and allow pressure on each side to
stabilize. Inspect condenser side of system. Tubing
on condenser should be warm and temperature
should be equal throughout (no sudden drops at any
point along tubing).
• If temperature of condenser tubing is consistent
throughout, go to step 4.
• If temperature of condenser tubing drops suddenly
at any point, tubing is restricted at point of
temperature drop (if restriction is severe, frost may
form at point of restriction and extend down in
direction of refrigerant flow in system). Go to step 5.
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Service Procedures
!
WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or death, disconnect electrical power source to unit, unless test
procedures require power to be connected. Discharge capacitor through a 10,000 ohm resistor before attempting
to service. Ensure all earthing wires are connected before certifying unit as repaired and/or operational.
Evacuation and Charging
!
Thermistor
Vacuum Gauge
CAUTION
Low Side Gauge
E
Valve
To avoid risk of fire, sealed refrigeration system
must be air free. To avoid risk of air contamination,
follow evacuation procedures exactly.
Air in sealed system causes high condensing
temperature and pressure, resulting in increased
power requirements and reduced performance.
Moisture in sealed system chemically reacts with
refrigerant and oil to form corrosive hydrofluoric and
hydrochloric acids. These acids attack motor windings
and parts, causing premature breakdown.
Before opening system, evaporator coil must be at
ambient temperature to minimize moisture infiltration
into system.
Evacuation
To evacuate sealed refrigeration system:
1. Connect vacuum pump, vacuum tight manifold set
with high vacuum hoses, thermocouple vacuum
gauge and charging cylinder as shown in illustration.
Evacuation should be done through I.D. opening of
tubes not through line piercing valve.
2. Connect low side line to compressor process tube.
3. Connect high side line to drier/process tube.
4. Evacuate both simultaneously. With valve “C” and “F”
closed, open all other valves and start vacuum pump.
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D
Valve
C
Compressor
NOTE: Before opening any refrigeration system, EPA
regulations require refrigerant in system to be
captured for safe disposal.
Proper evacuation of sealed refrigeration system is an
important service procedure. Usable life and
operational efficiency greatly depends upon how
completely air, moisture and other non-condensables
are evacuated from sealed system.
High Side Gauge
Charging Hose
Compressor
Process
Tube
Drier/Process Tube
Charging Hose
B
A
.6 cm Copper
Tubing
F
Valve
Vacuum Pump
Charging
Cylinder
Equipment Setup For Evacuation And Charging
5. After compound gauge (low side) drops to
approximately .98 bar, open valve “C” to vacuum
thermocouple gauge and take micron reading.
NOTE: A high vacuum pump can only produce a good
vacuum if oil in pump is not contaminated.
6. Continue evacuating system until vacuum gauge
registers 600 microns.
7. At 600 microns, close valve “A” to vacuum pump and
allow micron reading in system to balance. Micron
level will rise.
• If in 2 minutes, micron level stabilizes at 1000
microns or below, system is ready to be charged.
• If micron level rises above 1000 microns and
stabilizes, open valve “A” and continue evacuating.
• If micron reading rises rapidly and does not
stabilize, a leak still exists in system.
Close valve “A” to vacuum pump and valve “C” to
vacuum gauge. Invert charging cylinder and open
charging cylinder valve “F” to add partial charge for
leak checking. With leak detector, check manifold
connections and system for leaks. After locating
leak, capture refrigerant, repair leak, and begin at
step 1.
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Service Procedures
!
WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or death, disconnect electrical power source to unit, unless test
procedures require power to be connected. Discharge capacitor through a 10,000 ohm resistor before attempting
to service. Ensure all earthing wires are connected before certifying unit as repaired and/or operational.
Charging
NOTE: Do not use captured or recycled refrigerant in
Amana units. Captured or recycled refrigerant
voids any warranty.
NOTE: Charge system with exact amount of refrigerant.
Refer to unit serial plate for correct refrigerant
charge. Inaccurately charged system will cause
future problems.
Refrigerant Charge
Refrigerant charge in all capillary tube systems is
critical and exact amount is required for proper
performance. Factory charges are shown on serial
plate.
NOTE: Do not use refrigerant other than shown on
serial plate.
To charge system:
1. Close valves “A” to vacuum pump and “C” to vacuum
gauge and “E” to low side manifold gauge.
2. Set scale on dial-a-charge cylinder for corresponding
HFC134a pressure reading.
3. Open valve “F” to charging cylinder and let exact
amount of refrigerant flow from cylinder into system.
Close valve.
Low side gauge pressure should rise shortly after
opening charging cylinder valve as system pressure
equalizes through capillary tube.
If pressure does not equalize, a restriction typically
exists at capillary/drier braze joint.
4. If pressure equalizes, open valve “E” to low side
manifold gauge and pinch off high side drier process
tube.
5. Start compressor and draw remaining refrigerant from
charging hoses and manifold into compressor
through compressor process tube.
6. To check high side pinch-off drier process tube. Close
valve “D” to high side gauge. If high side pressure
rises, repeat high side pinch-off and open valve “D”.
Repeat until high side pinch-off does not leak.
7. Pinch-off compressor process tube and remove
charging hose. Braze stub closed while compressor is
operating.
8. Disconnect power. Remove charging hose and braze
high side drier process tube closed.
9. Recheck for refrigerant leaks.
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Service Procedures
!
WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or death, disconnect electrical power source to unit, unless test
procedures require power to be connected. Discharge capacitor through a 10,000 ohm resistor before attempting
to service. Ensure all earthing wires are connected before certifying unit as repaired and/or operational.
HFC134a Service Information
HFC134a is alternative refrigerant for CFC12.
HFC134a has an ozone depletion potential (ODP)
factor of 0.0 and a global warming potential (GWP)
factor of 0.27. HFC134a is not flammable and has
acceptable toxicity levels. HFC134a is not
interchangeable with CFC12. There are significant
differences between HFC134a and CFC12 which must
be considered when handling and processing
refrigeration system.
Health, Safety, and Handling
Health, safety and handling considerations for
HFC134A are virtually no different than those for
CFC12.
Health, Safety, and
Handling
Allowable overall
exposure limit
Vapor exposure to skin
Liquid exposure to skin
Vapor exposure to eye
Liquid exposure to eye
Above minimum exposure
limit
Safety and handling
Spill management
Fire explosion hazards
Disposal procedures
CFC12
HFC134a
1,000 ppm
Same
No effect
Can cause frostbite
Very slight eye irritant
Can cause frostbite
Can cause Asphyxiation,
Tachycardia, and Cardia
Arrhythmias
Wear appropriate skin
and eye protection. Use
with adequate
ventilation.
Remove or extinguish
ignition or combustion
sources. Evacuate or
ventilate area.
May decompose if
contact with flames and
heating elements.
Container may explode
if heated due to resulting
pressure rise.
Combustion products
are toxic.
Recycle or reclaim.
Same
Same
Same
Same
Same
Same
Same
Same
Same
Comparison of CFC12 and HFC134a Properties
Properties/Characteristics
Ozone Depletion Potential
(ODP)
Global Warming Potential
(GPW)
Molecular weight
Boiling point at 1 atmosphere
Vapor pressure at 77°F
(25°C)
Liquid density at 77°F (25°C)
Flammability
High-side system operating
Pressure at 65°F (18°C)
Low-side system operating
Pressure at 65°F (18°C)
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CFC12
1.0*
HFC134a
0.0*
3.2*
0.27*
121
-22°F (-30°C)
80 psig
102
-15°F (126°C)
82 psig
3
3
82 lb/ft
75 lb/ft
No
No
HFC134a approximately 3 psig
higher than CFC12
HFC134a approximately 2 psig
lower than CFC12
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To minimize contamination, exercise extreme care
when servicing HFC134A sealed systems.
• No trace of other refrigerants is allowed in HFC134a
systems. Chlorinated molecules in other refrigerants
such as CFC12, etc. will lead to capillary tube
plugging.
• Ester oil is used in HFC134a systems. Do not use
mineral oil. HFC134a and mineral oils cannot be
mixed. If mineral oils were used in HFC134a systems,
lubricant would not return to compressor and would
cause early compressor failure. If significant amount of
oil has been lost from compressor, replace oil rather
than adding oil.
• Ester oils used in HFC134a systems are so
hydroscopic that by the time an inadequate system
performance is detected, oil will be saturated with
moisture.
• CFC12 has much higher tolerance to system
processing materials, such as drawing compounds,
rust inhibitors, and cleaning compounds, than
HFC134a. Such materials are not soluble in HFC134a
systems. If materials were to be washed from system
surfaces by ester oils, they could accumulate and
eventually plug capillary tube.
• Care must be taken to minimize moisture entering
HFC134a system. Do not leave compressor or system
open to atmosphere for more than 10 minutes.
Excessive moisture in HFC134a system will react with
compressor oil and generate acid.
• Compressor must be replaced when performing low
side leak repair.
• Drier filter must always be replaced with service drier
filter, part #B2150504.
Important: Unbrazing drier filter from tubing will drive
moisture from desiccant and into system, causing
acids to form. Do not unbraze filter drier from tubing. If
CFC12 service drier was installed in HFC134A system,
drier could overload due to excessive moisture.
• HFC134a compatible copper tubing, part #R0174075
(6.35 millimeters O.D. X 457.2 millimeters length) and
part #R0174076 (7.93 millimeters O.D. X 609.6
millimeters length) must be used when replacing
tubing.
• Avoid system contamination by using Towerdraw E610
evaporating oil, part # R0157532, when flaring,
swagging, or cutting refrigeration tubing.
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Service Procedures
!
WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or death, disconnect electrical power source to unit, unless test
procedures require power to be connected. Discharge capacitor through a 10,000 ohm resistor before attempting
to service. Ensure all earthing wires are connected before certifying unit as repaired and/or operational.
Replacement Service Compressor
Brazing
HFC134a service compressors will be charged with
ester oil and pressurized with dry nitrogen. Before
replacement compressor is installed, pull out 1 rubber
plug. A pop from pressure release should be heard. If
a pop sound is not heard, do not use compressor.
Positive pressure in compressor is vital to keep
moisture out of ester oil. Do not leave compressor
open to atmosphere for more than 10 minutes.
Compressor Testing Procedures
To avoid risk of personal injury or property damage,
take necessary precautions against high
temperatures required for brazing.
Satisfactory results require cleanliness, experience,
and use of proper materials and equipment.
Connections to be brazed must be properly sized, free
of rough edges, and clean.
! WARNING
To avoid death or severe personal injury, never use
oxygen, air or acetylene for pressure testing or
clean out of refrigeration system. Use of oxygen,
air, or acetylene may result in violent explosion.
Oxygen may explode on contact with oil and
acetylene will spontaneously explode when under
pressure.
Refer to Technical Data Sheet “Temperature
Relationship Chart” for operating watts, test points,
and temperature relationship test for unit being tested.
• Temperature testing is accomplished by using 3 lead
thermocouple temperature tester in specific locations.
Test point T-1 is outlet on evaporator coil and T-2 is
inlet. Test point T-3 is suction tube temperature
midway between where armaflex ends and suction
port of compressor (approximately 304.8 millimeters
from compressor).
• Thermocouple tips should be attached securely to
specified locations.
• Do not test during initial pull down. Allow one off cycle
or balanced temperature condition to occur before
proceeding with testing.
• Refrigerator must operate minimum of 20 minutes
after thermocouples are installed.
• Turn control to colder to obtain required on time.
• Wattage reading must be recorded in conjunction with
temperature test to confirm proper operation.
• Suction and head pressures are listed on
“Temperature and Relationship Chart”. Normally these
are not required for diagnosis but used for confirmation
on systems which have been opened.
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Generally accepted brazing materials are:
• Copper to copper joints: SIL-FOS (alloy of 15
percent silver, 80 percent copper, and 5 percent
phosphorous). Use without flux. Recommended
brazing temperature is approximately 760°C. Do not
use for copper to steel connection.
• Copper to steel joints: SILVER SOLDER (alloy of 30
percent silver, 38 percent copper, 32 percent zinc).
Use with fluoride based flux. Recommended brazing
temperature is approximately 649°C.
• Steel to steel joints: SILVER SOLDER (see copper
to steel joints).
• Brass to copper joints: SILVER SOLDER (see
copper to steel joints).
• Brass to steel joints: SILVER SOLDER (see copper
to steel joints).
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Refrigerant Flow
SUCTION LINE
CAPILLARY TUBE
EVAPORATOR OUTLET
FLANGE LOOP
EVAPORATOR
PROCESS TUBE
COMPRESSOR
EVAPORATOR
INLET
PROCESS TUBE
HIGH SIDE
DRIER
CONDENSER
COMPRESSOR DISCHARGE LINE
Side by Side
Refrigerant Flow Diagram
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Cabinet Air Flow
SIDE BY SIDE
AIRFLOW DIAGRAM
REFRIGERATOR AIR
SUPPLY TUNNEL
TO FRESH FOOD
COMPARTMENT CONTROLS
FREEZER BACK
(AIR BAFFLE)
EVAPORATOR
FAN ASSEMBLY
AIR SUPPLY
(IN FOAM)
LARGE BEVERAGE CHILLER
AIR SUPPLY
(SOME MODELS)
EVAPORATOR
SMALL BEVERAGE CHILLER
AIR SUPPLY
(SOME MODELS)
REFRIGERATOR AIR
RETURN TUNNEL
COMPRESSOR
CONDENSER FAN
ASSEMBLY
DELI
AIR SUPPLY
CONDENSER
Side by Side
Cabinet Air Flow Diagram
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Ice and Water Dispenser Diagram
WATER FILTER
INLET
WATER FILTER
OUTLET
ICEMAKER
ICE &WATER
DISPENSER
WATER
TANK
DETAIL
5/16” x 5/16”
PUSH CONNECTOR UNION
WATER LINE IS ROUTED IN A CONDUIT
UNDER THE FLOOR OF UNIT
Side by Side
Ice and Water Flow Diagram
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Water Valve Diagram
WATER FILTER
OUTLET
SOLENOID
VALVE
WATER SUPPLY
HOOKUP
WATER TANK
INLET 5/16”
WATER FILTER
INLET
DETAIL
ICE MAKER
INLET 1/4”
Side by Side
Ice and Water Flow Diagram
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Typical External Sweat Pattern
Conditions after 4 hour
laboratory test:
Classification of condensation:
1 = Haze or Fog
2 = Beading
3 = Beads or Small Drops
4 = Drops Running Together
Ambient: 90°F, 84% relative humidity
Refrigerator compartment at 40°F
Freezer compartment at 0°F
BTM
LM
3
ICE CHUTE
DOOR
3
1
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Troubleshooting Chart
!
WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or death, disconnect electrical power source to unit, unless test
procedures require power to be connected. Discharge capacitor through a resistor before attempting to service.
Ensure all earthing wires are connected before certifying unit as repaired and/or operational.
Troubleshooting chart on following pages contains symptoms that may be seen in malfunctioning units. Each
symptom is accompanied by one or more possible causes and by a possible remedy or test to determine if
components are working properly.
Symptom
Possible Causes
Corrective Action
Unit does not run
No power to unit
Check for power at outlet. Check
fuse box/circuit breaker for blown
fuse or tripped breaker. Replace or
reset.
Faulty power cord
Check with test light at unit; if no
circuit and current is indicated at
outlet, replace or repair.
Low voltage
Check input voltage for proper
voltage. Take appropriate action to
correct voltage supply problem.
Faulty motor or freezer temperature
control
Check all connections are tight and
secure.
Jumper across terminals of control. If
unit runs, replace control.
Faulty relay
Check relay. Replace if necessary.
Faulty compressor
Check compressor motor windings
for opens/shorts.
Perform compressor direct wiring
test.
Replace if necessary.
Faulty overload
Check overload for continuity.
NOTE: Ensure
compressor/overload are below
trip temperature before testing.
Replace if necessary.
Excessive door opening
Consumer education
Overloading of shelves
Consumer education
Warm or hot foods placed in cabinet
Consumer education
Poor door seal
Level cabinet. Adjust hinges.
Replace gasket.
Refrigerator airflow
Check damper is opening by
removing grille. With door open,
damper should open. Replace if
faulty.
Turn control knob to colder position.
Interior light remains on
Check switch. Replace if necessary.
Faulty condenser fan or evaporator
fan
Check fan and wiring. Replace if
necessary.
Faulty compressor
Replace compressor.
Refrigerator section too warm
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Troubleshooting Chart
!
WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or death, disconnect electrical power source to unit, unless test
procedures require power to be connected. Discharge capacitor through a resistor before attempting to service.
Ensure all earthing wires are connected before certifying unit as repaired and/or operational.
Possible Causes
Corrective Action
Refrigerator section too cold
Refrigerator temperature control set
too cold
Refrigerator airflow not properly
adjusted
Poor door seal
Adjust refrigerator temperature
control.
Check air flow.
Dirty condenser or obstructed grille
Check condenser and grille. Clean.
Unit runs continuously
Faulty control
Test control. Replace if failed.
Refrigerant shortage or restriction
Check for leak or restriction. Repair,
evacuate and recharge system.
Faulty control
Cold control capillary not properly
clamped to evaporator
Test control. Replace if failed.
Reposition clamp and tighten.
Dirty condenser or obstructed grille
Poor door seal
Check condenser and grille. Clean.
Level cabinet. Adjust hinges.
Replace gasket.
Interior light remains on
Faulty condenser fan or evaporator
fan
Check switch. Replace if necessary.
Check fan and wiring. Replace if
necessary.
Faulty control
Test control. Replace if failed.
Refrigerant shortage or restriction
Check for leak or restriction. Repair,
evacuate and recharge system.
Check for overcharge. Evacuate and
recharge system.
Refrigerant overcharge
Unit runs continuously. Temperature
normal.
Unit runs continuously. Temperature
too cold.
Noisy operation
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Level cabinet. Adjust hinges.
Replace gasket.
Air in system
Check for low side leak. Repair,
evacuate and recharge system.
Ice on evaporator
See “Ice on evaporator”.
Faulty defrost thermostat
Loose flooring or floor not firm
Check thermostat. Replace if
necessary.
Repair floor or brace floor.
Cabinet not level
Level cabinet.
Tubing in contact with cabinet, other
tubing, or other metal
Adjust tubing.
Drip pan vibrating
Adjust drain pan.
Fan hitting another part
Ensure fan properly aligned and all
attaching hardware and brackets are
tight and not worn. Tighten or
replace.
Worn fan motor bearings
Check motor for loss of lubricant or
worn bearings. Replace if necessary.
Compressor mounting grommets
worn or missing. Mounting hardware
loose or missing
Free or loose parts causing or
allowing noise during operation
Tighten hardware. Replace
grommets if necessary.
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Inspect unit for parts that may have
worked free or loose or missing
screws. Repair as required.
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Troubleshooting Chart
!
WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or death, disconnect electrical power source to unit, unless test
procedures require power to be connected. Discharge capacitor through a resistor before attempting to service.
Ensure all earthing wires are connected before certifying unit as repaired and/or operational.
Symptom
Possible Causes
Corrective Action
Frost or ice on evaporator
Defrost thermostat faulty
Check defrost thermostat. Replace if
failed.
Evaporator fan faulty
Check fan motor. Replace if failed.
Defrost heater remains open
Check defrost heater continuity.
Replace if failed.
Check wiring and connections.
Repair as necessary.
Open wire or connector
Unit starts and stops frequently
(cycles on and off)
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Refrigerant shortage or restriction
Check for leak or restriction. Repair,
evacuate and recharge system.
Loose wire or thermostat
connections
Supply voltage out of specification
Check wiring and connections.
Repair as necessary.
Check input voltage. Correct any
supply problems.
Overload protector open
Check overload protector for
continuity. If open, replace overload.
NOTE: Ensure
overload/compressor are below
trip temperature before testing.
Faulty compressor motor capacitor
(some compressors do not require
motor capacitor)
Check capacitor for open/short.
Replace if necessary.
NOTE: Discharge capacitor
before testing.
Faulty fan motor
Check fan motor. Replace if failed.
Restricted air flow
Check condenser and grille for dirt.
Clean.
Refrigerant shortage or restriction
Check for leak or restriction. Repair,
evacuate and recharge system.
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System Diagnosis
CONDITION
SUCTION
PRESSURE
VARIATION
FROM
NORMAL
HEAD
PRESSURE
VARIATION
FROM
NORMAL
Refrigerant
Overcharge
Increase
Increase
Warmer
Warmer
Colder
Increase
Shortage of
Refrigerant
Decrease
Decrease or
Increase
See Text
Colder
Warmer
Warmer
Decrease
Partial
Restriction
Decrease
Decrease or
Increase
See Text
Note 2
Colder
Warmer
Warmer
Decrease
Air in System
Near Normal
Increase
Warmer
Warmer
Warmer
Increase
Low Ambient
Installations
(High
Ambients the
Reverse)
Decrease
Decrease
Colder
Warmer
Warmer
Decrease
Additional
Heat Load
Increase
Increase
Warmer
Warmer
Warmer
Increase
Inefficient
Compressor
Increase
Normal or
Decrease
Warmer or
Colder
Warmer
Warmer
Decrease
T1 INLET
T2 OUTLET
T3 SUCTION
TEMPERATURE TEMPERATURE TEMPERATURE
VARIATION
VARIATION
VARIATION
FROM NORMAL FROM NORMAL FROM NORMAL
WATTAGE
VARIATION
FROM
NORMAL
Symptoms of an Overcharge
Symptoms of Refrigeration Shortage
• Above normal freezer temperatures.
• Longer than normal or continuous run.
• Freezing in refrigerator, especially on forced air
meatkeeper models.
• Higher than normal suction and head pressure.
• Higher than normal wattage.
• Evaporator inlet and outlet temperatures warmer than
normal.
• Suction tube temperature below ambient. Always
check for separated heat exchanger when suction
temperature is colder than ambient.
Various conditons could indicate an overcharge. For
example, if the cooling coil is not defrosted at regular
intervals, due to a failure of the defrost system, the
refrigerant will "flood out" and cause the suction line to
frost or sweat. The cause of this problem should be
corrected rather than to purge refrigerant from the
system. Running the freezer section colder than
necessary (-18.8 to -18.3°C. is considered normal
package temperatures) or continuous running of the
compressor for a variety of reasons, or the freezer fan
motor not running, may give the indication of an
overcharge.
• Rise in food product temperature in both
compartments. (See Note 1 below.)
• Long or continuous run time.
• Look for obvious traces of oil that would occur due to a
leak or cracked refrigerant line.
• Lower than normal wattage.
• Compressor will be hot to touch because of the heat
generated by the motor windings from long continuous
running. It will not be as hot as it would be with a full
charge and long run times for some other reason such
as a dirty condenser.
• Depending on the amount of the shortage, the
condenser will not be hot, but closer to room
temperature. The capillary tube will be warmer than
normal from a slight shortage.
• If the leak is on the high side of the system, both
gauges will show lower than normal readings and will
show progressively lower readings as this charge
becomes less. The suction pressure guage will
probably indicate a vacuum.
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• If the leak is on the low side of the system the suction
pressure guage will be lower than normal - probably in
a vacuum - and the head pressure gauge will be
higher than normal. It will probably continue to
become higher because air drawn in through the leak
is compressed by the compressor and accumulates in
the high side (condenser) of the system.
• Only partial frosting of evaporator instead of even
frosting of entire coil.
NOTE 1: Usually the first thing that is noticed by the
user is a rise in temperature foods. Although
temperatures will rise in both the freezer section
and the food compartment, the frozen meats
and vegetables will not thaw immediately. The
customer doesn't associate the problem with
the freezer section and will first notice that milk
and other food beverages are not cold enough.
Under some circumstances, such as in the case of
forced air meatkeeper model with a slight shortage of
refrigerant, freezing in the food compartment may be
experienced due to the additional running time. With a
refrigerant leak, however, it always gets worse and as
the refrigerant charge decreases the temperature will
continue to rise.
NOTE 2: If a total restriction is on the discharge side of
the compressor, higher than normal head
pressures and wattages would result. This is
true only while the low side is being pumped out
and if the restriction was between the
compressor and the first half of the condenser.
To diagnose for a restriction versus a refrigerant
shortage, discharge the system, replace the drier-filter,
evacuate and recharge with the specified refrigerant
charge. If the unit performs normally three possibilities
exist: 1) refrigerant loss, 2) partially restricted drierfilter, and 3) moisture in system.
If the unit performs as it previously did you may have a
restricted capillary line or condenser or kinked line.
Find the point of restriction and correct it.
A restriction reduces the flow rate of the refrigerant and
consequently reduces the rate of heat removal.
Complete restriction may be caused by moisture, solid
contaminants in the system, or a poorly soldered joint.
Moisture freezes at the evaporator inlet end of the
capillary tube or solid contaminants collect in the drierfilter. The wattage drops because the compressor is not
circulating the usual amount of refrigerant.
Symptoms of a Restriction
As far as pressure readings are concerned, if the
restriction, such as a kinked line or a joint soldered shut
is anywhere on the low side, the suction pressure would
probably be in a vacuum while the head pressure will be
near normal. If the restriction is on the high side, the
suction pressure, again, will probably be in a vacuum
while the head pressure will be higher than normal
during the pump out period described earlier. In either
case, it will take longer than the normal ten minutes or
so for the head pressure to equalize with the low side
after the compressor stops.
Always remember refrigeration (cooling) occurs on the
low pressure side of a partial restriction (obviously a
total restriction will completely stop the circulation of
refrigerant and no cooling will take place).
Symptoms of Air in System
With a shortage of refrigerant the capillary line will not
have a full column of liquid. As a result, there is a
noticeable hissing sound in the evaporator. This should
not be mistaken for the regular refrigerant boiling
sounds that would be considered normal.
Physically feel the refrigeration lines when a restriction
is suspected. The most common place for a restriction
is at the drier-filter or at the capillary tube inlet or outlet.
If the restriction is not total there will be a temperature
difference at the point of restriction, the area on the
evaporator side will be cooler. In many cases frost and/
or condensation will be present. A longer time is
required for the system to equalize.
Any kinked line will cause a restriction so the entire
system should be visually checked.
A slight restriction will give the same indications as a
refrigerant shortage with lower than normal back
pressure, head pressure, and wattage, warmer product
temperatures.
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This can result from a low side leak or improper
servicing. If a leak should occur on the low side, the
temperature control would not be satisfied; thus,
continuous running of the compressor would result. The
compressor would eventually pump the low side into a
vacuum drawing air and moisture into the system. Air
and R134A do not mix so the air pressure would be
added to the normal head pressure, resulting in higher
than normal head pressures.
One way to determine if air is in the system is to read
the head pressure gauge with the product off and
evaporator and condenser at the same temperature and
then take the temperature on the condenser outlet tube.
This temperature should be within -16.11° or -15.5° C.
of what the Pressure-Temperature Relation chart shows
for the given idle head pressure. If the temperature of
the condenser outlet is considerably lower than the idle
head pressure of the gauge this would indicate there is
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air in the system.
Thorough leak checking is necessary. Correct the
source of the leak. Do not attempt to purge off the air
because this could result in the system being
undercharged. It is best to discharge, replace drier,
evacuate and recharge with the specified refrigerant
charge.
Symptoms of Low or High Ambient
Temperature Installation
Lower ambient air temperature reduces the condensing
temperature and therefore reduces the temperature of
the liquid entering the evaporator. The increase in
refrigeration effect due to operation in a lower ambient
results in a decrease in power consumption and run
time. At lower ambients there is a reduction in cabinet
heat leak which is partially responsibile for lower power
consumption and run time.
An increase in refrigeration effect cannot be expected
below a certain minimum ambient temperature. This
temperature varies with the type and design of the
product.
Generally speaking, ambient temperatures cannot be
lower than 15.55° C. without affecting operating
efficiency. Conversely, the higher the ambient
temperature the higher the head pressure must be to
raise the high side refrigerant temperature above that of
the condensing medium. Therefore, head pressure will
be higher as the ambient temperature raises.
Refrigerators installed in ambient temperatures lower
than 15.55° C. will not perform as well because the
pressures within the system are generally reduced and
unbalanced. This means that the lower head pressure
forces less liquid refrigerant through the capillary line.
The result is the symptoms of a refrigerant shortage.
The lower the ambient temperature the more
pronounced this condition becomes.
When a point where the ambient temperature is below
the cut-in of the Temperature Control is reached, the
compressor won't run.
The drain traps will freeze in ambient temperatures of
0° C.
Heat Load
A greater heat load can result from the addition of more
than normal supply of foods, such as after doing the
weekly shopping. Other items contributing to an
additional heat load would be excessive door openings,
poor door sealing, interior light remaining on, etc.
An increase in heat being absorbed by the refrigerant in
the evaporator will affect the temperature and pressure
of the gas returning to the compressor. Compartment
temperatures, power consumption, discharge, and
suction pressures are all affected by heat load.
Pressures will be higher than normal under heavy heat
load.
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Disassembly Procedures
!
WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or death, disconnect electrical power source to unit, unless test
procedures require power to be connected. Discharge capacitor through a resistor before attempting to service.
Ensure all earthing wires are connected before certifying unit as repaired and/or operational.
Refrigerator Compartment
Light Switch
Use a taped putty knife to carefully pry light switch out
of liner. When light switch is free of compartment
liner, remove wires from light switch. Remove light
switch from unit.
Mid Level Electronic Control
1. Remove hex head screws holding control to cabinet.
2. Unplug connectors from cabinet harness and remove
control assembly.
3. Remove cover of board by squeezing tabs on cover
to release cover fom assembly to expose Electronic
Control.
4. Unplug wires from Electronic Control board and
unclip from Control Assembly.
Fresh Food Thermistor
1. Remove damper cover by removing hex head screw
to expose thermistor.
2. Unclip thermistor from assembly.
3. Cut wires at thermistor to remove.
Water Filter Assembly (some models)
1. Remove filter cover opening cover and pulling rear
left side of cover to the left to release cover from
holding pin.
2. Filter head can be released from holding bracket by
opening tabs on left side filter head and pulling
downward and to your left to release filter head.
3. Tubing needs to be disconnected from water valves
in the machine compartment. (see water valve
removal)
4. After tubing is loose from water valves pull the filter
head and tubing out the front of unit.
5. Reverse procedure to reassemble.
NOTE: Make sure to note tubing end colors when
reinstalling new head and tubing assembly.
Water Tank Assembly (some models)
Mid Level Electronic Control
Electronically Controled Damper
1. Remove damper cover by removing hex head screw
and lifting off of damper.
2. Remove foam insert by pulling it off of damper
control.
3. Depress two clips that hold front of damper in place to
release damper from assembly, lift damper out.
4. Disconnect wires from damper and remove damper.
5. Reverse procedure to reassemble.
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1. Remove crisper drawers from fresh food
compartment.
2. Remove hex screw holding water tank to rear
bulkhead.
3. On rear of cabinent remove hex screws holding
water valve cover plate.
4. Remove plate and tubing away from cabinet to
expose water valves and tubing.
5. Disconnect water tube from secondary valve coming
from water tank, remove compression nut from
tubing.
6. On front of unit remove toe grill and disconnect water
coupler going to water dispenser
7. Remove compression nut from water tubing on
cabinet side of connection.
8. From rear of cabinet pull water tube out of conduit
going to dispenser.
9. From inside of fresh food compartment pull tubing up
and out of cabinet to complete removal of water tank.
10.Reverse procedure to reassemble.
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!
WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or death, disconnect electrical power source to unit, unless test
procedures require power to be connected. Discharge capacitor through a resistor before attempting to service.
Ensure all earthing wires are connected before certifying unit as repaired and/or operational.
Crisper Light Cover and Socket
1. Push down and forward on light cover and lift off tabs.
2. Remove light bulb and pry socket with taped putty
knife to release socket from liner.
3. Disconnect wires from socket.
4. Reverse procedure to reassemble.
S H R O U D A S SE M BLY
F AN B LA D E
Freezer Compartment
Freezer Light socket
1. Remove auger ice bucket.
2. Remove auger motor assembly. (see auger motor
assembly removal.
3. Remove light bulbs.
4. Disconnect wiring from light sockets.
5. Squeeze retaining tab to release sockets
6. Reverse procedure to reassemble.
Auger Motor Assembly (some models)
1. Remove auger ice bucket and fast freeze shelf.
2. Remove light bulbs
3. Remove two hex head screws, one from each side of
cover.
4. Lift and slide assembly toward the front, disconnect
wiring harness and remove assembly.
Auger Motor (some models)
1. Remove auger drive hex nut.
2. Remove three hex nuts holding auger motor to
assembly.
3. Disconnect wires from auger motor capacitor.
4. Reverse procedure to reassemble.
Auger Motor Capacitor (some models)
1. Remove auger ice bucket and fast freeze shelf.
2. Remove auger motor assembly. (see auger motor
assembly removal.
3. Disconnect leads from capacitor, remove hex screw
and remove capacitor.
4. Reverse procedure to reassemble.
Evaporator Fan Motor Assembly
1. Remove all freezer shelving.
2. Remove lower evaporator cover hex head screws.
3. Remove evaporator cover.
4. Disconnect evaporator fan wiring and ground from
motor.
5. Raise top freezer cover about two inches.
6. Grasp and pull complete evaporator motor assembly
toward you.
7. Remove assembly from freezer.
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M O TO R
E VA PO R A TO R F A N
C LIP
Evaporator Fan Motor and Fan Blade
1. Remove evaporator fan motor assembly (see
evaporator fan motor assembly removal).
2. Remove evaporator fan blade by pulling blade off
evaporator fan shaft.
3. Remove fan motor by squeezing motor retainer clips
together to release retainer.
4. Remove retainer and slide motor out.
5. Reverse procedure to reassemble. Evaporator fan
blade should be pushed down on on shaft until it is
seated.
Freezer Thermistor
1. Remove Icemaker bucket.
2. Remove Icemaker by removing hex head screws and
unplugging icemaker harness.
3. Remove upper freezer shelves to access freezer
back.
4. Remove freezer back hex head screws.
5. Rotate back to expose freezer thermistor.
6. Cut wire at thermistor and remove thermistor.
Evaporator Removal
NOTE: Reclaim refrigerant per instructions in “Service
Procedures” before attempting evaporator
removal. To avoid system contamination, do not
leave system open for more than 10 minutes.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Remove all freezer shelving.
Remove lower evaporator cover hex head screws.
Remove evaporator cover.
Remove defrost thermostat and defrost heater from
coil ( see disassembly instructions for both).
5. Release evaporator coil from clips by pulling coil off of
clips.
6. Unsweat evaporator coil after completing reclaiming
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Disassembly Procedures
!
WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or death, disconnect electrical power source to unit, unless test
procedures require power to be connected. Discharge capacitor through a resistor before attempting to service.
Ensure all earthing wires are connected before certifying unit as repaired and/or operational.
procedures found in Service Procedures section of
this manual.
7. Reverse procedure to reassemble.
Defrost Terminator (Thermostat)
1. Remove all freezer shelving.
2. Remove lower evaporator cover hex head screws.
3. Remove evaporator cover.
4. Disconnect orange lead from defrost heater.
5. Cut Brown lead close to defrost terminator.
6. Unclip defrost terminator from evaporator coil.
7. Replace terminator and use wire nut(s) included in
defrost terminator kit.
8. Reverse procedure to reassemble.
Machine Compartment
Water Valve (some models)
1. Remove water valve cover plate on left side of
machine compartment.
2. Disconnect wiring from water valve, reference color of
connector to correct solenoid.
3. Disconnect water tubing from water valve, reference
or mark tubing to ensure correct hookup upon
reassemble.
4. Remove hex screw attaching valve to water valve
cover plate.
5. Reverse procedure to reassemble.
DEFROST THERMOSTAT
FROM WATER FILTER
(BLUE LINE)
DEFROST HEATER
TO WATER TANK
HEATER CLIPS
TO ICE MAKER
Defrost Heater
1. Remove all freezer shelving.
2. Remove lower evaporator cover hex head screws.
3. Remove evaporator cover.
4. Grasp evaporator by left side to release coil from
retainer clips.
5. Turn Evaporator slightly to expose heater leads.
6. Disconnect heater leads from harness.
7. Release heater clips holding heater to evaporator coil.
8. Remove heater.
9. Reverse procedure to reassemble.
Ice Maker Removal (some models)
1. Remove auger ice bucket.
2. Disconnect ice maker harness from rear bulkhead.
3. Remove front two screws from left ice bucket rail.
4. Remove screws supporting ice maker from side
bulkhead.
5. Remove ice maker.
6. Reverse procedure to reassemble.
TO WATER FILTER
(YELLOW LINE)
Condenser Fan Motor and Blade
1. Remove machine compartment hex screws.
2. Remove cover
3. Disconnect wiring harness connector from condenser
motor.
4. Remove hex screws from mounting brackets
attached to motor.
5. Remove motor and fan blade out the rear of shroud.
6. Remove the retainer nut to remove fan blade.
7. Reverse procedure to reassemble.
NOTE: Make sure to get fill tube inserted in to fill cup
fully when reassembling
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!
WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or death, disconnect electrical power source to unit, unless test
procedures require power to be connected. Discharge capacitor through a resistor before attempting to service.
Ensure all earthing wires are connected before certifying unit as repaired and/or operational.
Compressor
1. Remove machine compartment hex screws.
2. Remove cover.
3. Remove bale strap which retains overload/relay/
capacitor.
4. Pull overload/relay/capacitor assembly off of
compressor terminals.
5. Disconnect ground wires attached to compressor.
6. Follow reclaiming procedures in Service Procedures
section of this manual.
7. Remove drier.
8. Unbraze low and high pressure lines at compressor.
9. Remove compressor mounting bolts.
10.Lift compressor out of unit.
NOTE: Install new drier and compressor per
instructions in “Service Procedures.” Evacuate
and recharge sealed system per instructions in
“Service Procedures.”
Condensate Drain Tube
1. Remove machine compartment hex screws.
2. Remove cover.
3. Locate and remove hex screw holding drain tube in
place.
4 Remove drain tube by pulling down on drain tube.
5. Reverse procedure to reassemble
Condensate Drain Pan
NOTE: Condensate drip pan may spill when steps 1
thru 4 are performed. Have a towel ready to
mop up spillage.
1. Remove machine compartment and water valve
cover hex screws.
2. Remove covers
3. Remove screws holding condenser shroud to base
pan.
4. Raise rear of unit up about three inches and block up.
5. Remove two rear torx head screws holding rear of
basepan to cabinet located under basepan.
6. Lower cabinet back to floor after removing blocks.
7. Raise cabinet off of basepan enough to allow removal
of condenser shroud, disconnect any wiring attached
to shroud to ease removal of shroud.
8. After shroud is removed bend copper tubing up out of
condensate pan to allow removal of condensate pan.
9. Reverse procedure to reassemble.
Overload/Relay
1. Remove machine compartment hex screws.
2. Discharge capacitor (if unit is so equipped) through a
10,000-ohm resistor.
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3. Using fingers and standard screwdriver, press and
pry bale strap off the overload/relay/capacitor
assembly.
4. Reverse procedure to reassemble.
Condenser Removal
NOTE: Condenser is removed by laying unit on it’s back
and requires at least two people to do this
procedure.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Remove machine compartment hex screws.
Remove cover.
Remove condenser fan motor and shroud.
Disconnect harness plug connecting machine
compartment to cabinet.
5. Follow reclaiming procedures in Service Procedures
section of this manual.
6. Remove drier and unbraze tubing connecting
machine compartment to cabinet.
7. Disconnect all cabinet wiring from machine tray.
8. With the help of second person lay unit on back on
raised surface.
9. Remove four torx head screws holding basepan to
cabinet.
10.Lift and remove basepan to access condenser coil.
11. Unbraze condenser coil from connecting tubing.
12. Remove condenser coil by unsnapping it from
retainers in basepan.
13. Reverse procedure to reassemble.
Bottom of Cabinet
Front Leveling Rollers
1. Remove toe grill and hinge caps.
2. Raise and block unit up three inches off of floor.
3. Screw front leveler bolts until they are loose from
leveling roller.
4. Slide leveling roller out rear of slot to remove roller.
5. Reverse procedure to reassemble.
Rear Leveling Rollers
1. Remove machine compartment and water valve
cover hex screws.
2. Remove covers.
3. Tilt unit forward lifting rear of unit up about three
inches.
4. Block unit up to keep weight off of rear leveling
rollers.
5. Un screw leveling bolts from rear leveling rollers.
6. Push the leveling roller out the slots in the bottom of
the unit.
7. Reverse procedure to reassemble.
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Disassembly Procedures
!
WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or death, disconnect electrical power source to unit, unless test
procedures require power to be connected. Discharge capacitor through a resistor before attempting to service.
Ensure all earthing wires are connected before certifying unit as repaired and/or operational.
Cabinet Doors
Door Gaskets
1. Grasp gasket in upper corners and pull gasket out of
dart retainer.
2. When reinstalling door gaskets start at corners
pushing dart edge into retainer and make sure to
seat gasket flush to door.
Dispenser Facade (some models)
1. Remove drip tray by pulling it straight out from door.
2. Remove two hex screws at the bottom of facade that
were hidden by drip tray.
3. Push down on facade to release retainer clips.
4. Remove facade and disconnect ten pin connector
from control board.
5. Reverse procedure to reassemble.
Dispenser Ice Chute Door (some models)
1. Remove dispenser facade (see dispenser facade
removal)
2. Remove ice chute assembly (see D/C solenoid
removal)
3. After ice chute assembly is removed unsnap ice
chute dispenser door from assembly.
4. Retain spring if good, replace if bad.
5. Remove rubber seal from door and replace if bad.
6. Reverse procedure to reassemble.
ICE CHUTE DOOR
HINGE
Dispenser D/C Solenoid (some models)
1. Remove dispenser facade (see dispenser facade
removal)
2. Remove dispenser water tube clip.
3. Remove water tube from assembly collar.
4. Remove wires from dispenser light socket.
5. Disconnect ground wire from solenoid assembly.
6. Disconnect wires from D/C solenoid.
7. Remove screws holding D/C solenoid and ice chute
assembly.
8. Remove complete assembly.
9. Rotate to backside and remove screws holding D/C
solenoid to ice chute assembly.
10.Lift ice chute door to release plunger from retainer.
11. Slide D/C solenoid out of the side of ice chute
assembly.
12.Reverse procedure to reassemble.
Dispenser Water Tube (some models)
1. Remove toe grill and left hinge cap to expose
dispenser water line coupler.
2. Disconnect water line coupler.
3. Remove compression nut and sleeve from door side
of coupler.
4. Remove dispenser facade (see dispenser facade
removal).
5. Pull water tube up from conduit in cavity to remove
water tube.
6. Reverse procedure to reassemble.
ICE CHUTE
DOOR
ICE CHUTE
ASSEMBLY
DC SOLENOID
LIGHT SOCKET
Dispenser Light Socket (some models)
1. Remove dispenser facade (see dispenser facade
removal)
2. Remove light bulb.
3. Disconnect wires to socket assembly.
4. Squeeze tabs located by terminals to release socket.
5. Reverse procedure to reassemble.
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Troubleshooting of 5 button electronic Ice ‘N Water dispenser
Dispenser Operation
Select WATER, CRUSHED or CUBED mode by pushing the button on the dispenser panel. A green indicator light
above the button indicates the current selection. Selection mode cannot be changed from CRUSHED to CUBED or
from CUBED to CRUSHED while ice dispenser is in operation.
Dispenser Light
Light activates at full power when dispensing ice or water. A sensor activates light at half-power when light level
around refrigerator is low. Activate or deactivate sensor by pushing AUTO LIGHT button located on control façade.
Green light above AUTO LIGHT button indicates sensor is active.
Dispenser Lock
Prevents operation of water and ice dispensers. To activate or deactivate lock, press and hold DISPENSER LOCK
button for 3 seconds. Green light above button indicates dispenser lock.
Automatic Lock Out
Shuts down both ice and water mechanisms of dispenser when either mechanism has run continuously for 5
minutes. To return power to dispenser, press and hold DISPENSER LOCK for 3 seconds. Auger motor shuts off
automatically after 3 minutes of continuous operation. After about 3 minutes in shut-off state, auger motor
resets automatically.
Filter Status Light
This feature reminds users to replace water filter after 1 year has passed or after 1892 liters of water are
filtered, whichever happens first.
NOTE: Filter status light turns red after 1 year has passed or after 1892 liters of water are dispensed, even if
bypass is installed and unit is used without filter cartridge.
Green light indicates filter in good condition. Red light indicates filter replacement needed.
The filter monitor works by keeping track of time:
• Six months is approximately 16 million seconds.
• The refrigerator’s water system requires about 53,000 seconds to pass 1892 liters of water.
• Each second that water is dispensed counts as 35.48 mililiters of water.
• An additional 94.6 mililiters of water is counted every 30 minutes. This attempts to account for ice usage.
Filter Status Light Reset
Once filter light turns red, it remains red until reset. To reset filter indicator, press both DISPENSER LOCK and WATER
pushbuttons simultaneously and hold for 4 seconds. Make sure green light flashes 3 times when indicator
resets.
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Ice ‘N Water Systems
Table A:
Pin
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Harness 10-pin Connector Configuration
Color
Signal
GY
BR
BU
OR
BK
RD
YL
VT
Ice Door Chute Solenoid
Dispenser Light
Crushed
Cubed
Line Out
Main Actuator
Water Valve
Line In
WH
Neutral
Note: All voltage measurements are referenced to line neutral or pin 10 (WH wire) of 10-pin connector.
S ym p to m
N o L E D lit
P o s s ib le C a u s e
S w itc h fa ilu re in
fre e z e r d oo r.
In c o rre c t h a rn e ss
w irin g .
N o p o w e r to th e
PCB.
N o d is p e ns e r lig ht
w h e n M a in o r
W a te r d is p e ns e r
s w itc h is p re s s e d
in W a te r, C rus h e d
or C ubed m ode.
D is p e n s e r lig h t is
o n w ith o u t
p re s s in g th e M a in
o r W ate r
d is p e n s e r s w itc h
in W a te r, C rus h e d
or C ubed m ode.
W a te r L E D is
illu m in a te d b u t
does not
d is p e n s e w a te r
w h e n M a in
d is p e n s e r s w itc h
is p re s s e d .
W a te r s ta rts to
d is p e n s e a s s o o n
a s W a te r m o d e is
s e le c ted w ith o u t
p re s s in g th e M a in
d is p e n s e r s w itc h
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T e s t P ro c e d u re
W ith un it p o w e re d , o p e n fre e ze r d o o r. P re s s fre e z e r d o o r
s w itc h in . If fre e ze r lig h t d o e s n o t tu rn o ff, s w itc h is
d e fec tiv e .
V e rify w ire c o lo r o n 1 0 -p in c o nn e c to r. R e fe r to T a b le A .
W ith un it p o w e re d , m e a s u re vo lta g e b e tw e e n (W H w ire )
a n d (V T w ire ) p in 8 o f 1 0 -p in c o n n e c to r. M e te r s h o u ld re a d
120V AC .
N o c o n tin u ity .
D is c o n n e c t p o w e r. M e a s u re c o n tin u ity b e tw e e n (B R w ire )
p in 2 o f 1 0 -p in c o n n ec to r a n d d is p e n s e r la m p te rm in al.
F a iled lig h t b u lb o r
PCB.
W ith un it p o w e re d , p re s s th e M a in d is p e n s e r s w itc h .
M e a s u re v o lta g e o n p in 2 (B R w ire ) o f 1 0 -p in c o n n e c to r.
V o lta ge s h o u ld re a d 23 0 V A C .
F a iled M a in
d is p e n s e r s w itc h
(fa iled s h o rt)
D is c o n n e c t p o w e r. R e m o v e b o th le a d s fro m th e s w itc h a n d
m e as u re re s is ta n c e a c ro s s s w itc h te rm in a ls . R e s is ta n c e
s h o u ld re a d le s s tha n 1 Ω in th is p o s itio n a n d h ig h e r th a n
1 0 M Ω w h e n s w itc h is o p en .
W ith P C B po w e re d , m e a s u re v o lta g e o n p in 3 (B U w ire ) o f
1 0 -p in c o n n e c to r. V o lta g e s h o u ld re a d 0 V A C .
F a iled P C B
F a iled M a in
d is p e n s e r s w itc h
(fa iled o p e n )
N o c o n tin u ity
F a iled M a in
d is p e n s e r s w itc h
(fa iled s h o rt)
F a iled P C B
D is c o n n e c t p o w e r. R e m o v e b o th le a d s fro m th e s w itc h a n d
m e as u re re s is ta n c e a c ro s s s w itc h te rm in a ls . R e s is ta n c e
s h o u ld re a d le s s tha n 1 Ω in th is p o s itio n a n d h ig h e r th a n
1 0 M Ω w h e n s w itc h is o p e n .
D is c o n n e c t p o w e r. R e m o v e th e c o v e r o f fre e z e r d o o r
h in g e lo c a te d o n to p o f th e u n it a n d d is c o n n ec t th e
c o n n e c to rs . C h e c k O R w ire (p in 4 o f 1 0 -p in c o n n e c to r) fo r
c o n tin u ity.
D is c o n n e c t p o w e r. R e m o v e b o th le a d s fro m th e s w itc h a n d
m e as u re re s is ta n c e a c ro s s s w itc h te rm in a ls . R e s is ta n c e
s h o u ld re a d le s s tha n 1 Ω in th is p o s itio n a n d h ig h e r th a n
1 0 M Ω w h e n s w itc h is o p en .
W ith P C B po w e re d , m e a s u re v o lta g e o n p in 7 (Y L w ire ) o f
1 0 -p in c o n n e c to r. V o lta g e s h o u ld re a d 0 V A C .
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R e p la c e
s w itc h .
C o rre c t
w irin g .
R e p la c e P C B
if m e te r
re a d s
230VAC.
R e p a ir o p e n
c o n n e c tio n .
R e p la c e
d is pe n s e r
lig h t b u lb if
v o lta g e re a ds
230 VAC.
R e p la c e
s w itc h
R e p la c e
PCB.
R e p la c e
s w itc h .
R e p a ir o p e n
c o n n e c tio n .
R e p la c e
s w itc h .
R e p la c e
PCB.
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Ice ‘N Water Systems
Symptom
Cubed LED is illuminated
but does not dispense
cubed ice when Main
dispenser switch is
pressed.
Possible
Cause
Failed Main
dispenser
switch (failed
open)
No continuity
Failed auger
motor or PCB.
Cubed ice starts to
dispense as soon as
Cubed mode is selected
without pressing the Main
dispenser switch
Failed Main
dispenser
switch (failed
short)
Failed PCB
Dispenser operates
continuously even when
Dispenser Lock mode is
activated.
Auto Light mode does not
operate.
Failed PCB
Ice or Water dispenser
mechanism runs
continuously.
Filter Status LED never
changes to red.
Failed PCB
1. Auger motor operates in
Cubed or Crushed mode
but ice door chute never
opens.
Failed solenoid
Failed PCB
Failed PCB
Failed PCB
2. Auger motor operates in
Cubed or Crushed mode
but ice door chute never
closes.
No LED lit, Water
dispenser operates, auger
motor operates only in
Cubed mode and ice chute
door does not open or
remains open.
No LED lit, Water
dispenser operates, auger
motor operates only in
Cubed mode and dispenser
light is on continuously.
Neither Water, Crushed or
Cubed LED will not
illuminate but Water,
Crushed or Cubed mode
operates properly when
selected.
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Test Procedure
Repair
Disconnect power. Remove both leads from the
switch and measure resistance across switch
terminals. Resistance should read less than 1 Ω in
this position and higher than 10 MΩ when switch
is open.
Disconnect power. Remove the cover of freezer
door hinge located on top of the unit and
disconnect the connectors. Check OR wire (pin 4
of 10-pin connector) for continuity.
With PCB powered, press the Main dispenser
switch. Measure voltage on pin 4 (OR wire) of 10pin connector. Voltage should read 230VAC.
Disconnect power. Remove both leads from the
switch and measure resistance across switch
terminals. Resistance should read higher than 10
MΩ when switch is open and less than 1 Ω when
switch is closed.
With PCB powered, measure voltage on pin 4
(OR wire) of 10-pin connector. Voltage should
read 0 VAC.
With PCB powered, measure voltage on pin 5 (BK
wire) of 10-pin connector. Voltage should read 0
VAC.
Replace switch.
With PCB powered and Auto Light activated,
cover the light sensor. Measure voltage on pin 2
(BR wire) of 10-pin connector. Voltage should
read 1/2 the AC power supply (230 VAC).
With PCB powered, measure voltage on pin 5 (BK
wire) of 10-pin connector. Voltage should read 0
VAC.
Verify with the user if unit has been unplugged for
a long period.
Demonstrate reset operation to customer.
Disconnect power. Remove both leads from the
solenoid and measure the resistance across
solenoid terminals. Resistance should read
101.2 ± 10%.
Measure voltage on pin 1 (GY wire) of 10-pin
connector. Voltage should read approximately
55VDC when ice chute door is open (solenoid
energized) or 0VDC when closed (solenoid not
energized).
Repair open
connection.
Replace auger motor if
voltage reads 230VAC.
If not, replace PCB.
Replace switch
Replace PCB.
Replace PCB
Replace PCB.
Replace PCB.
Replace water filter and
reset Filter Status.
Replace PCB if problem
continues. Customer
education.
Replace solenoid.
Replace PCB.
Failed PCB
Replace PCB
Failed PCB
Replace PCB
Failed PCB
Replace PCB
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S ym p to m
C ru s h e d L E D is
illu m in a te d b u t d o e s n o t
d is p e n s e c ru s h e d ic e
w h e n M a in d is p e n s e r
s w itc h is p re s se d .
P o s s ib le
C ause
F a ile d M a in
d is p e n s e r
s w itc h (fa ile d
open)
N o c o n tin u ity
F a ile d a u g e r
m o to r o r P C B .
C ru s h e d ice s ta rts to
d is p e n s e a s s o o n a s
C ru s h e d m o d e is
s e le c te d w ith o u t p re ss in g
th e M a in d is p e n s e r
s w itc h .
F a ile d M a in
d is p e n s e r
s w itc h (fa ile d
s h o rt)
F a ile d P C B
T e s t P ro c e d u re
R e p a ir
D is c o n n e c t p o w e r. R e m o ve b o th le a d s fro m
th e s w itch a n d m e a su re re s is ta n c e a c ro ss
s w itc h te rm in a ls . R e sis ta n ce s h o u ld re a d le s s
th a n 1 Ω in th is p o s itio n a n d h ig h e r th a n 1 0 M Ω
w h e n s w itc h is o p e n .
D is c o n n e c t p o w e r. R e m o ve th e c o ve r o f
fre e ze r d o o r h in g e lo c a te d o n to p o f th e u n it
a n d d is c o n n e c t th e c o n n e c to rs. C h e ck B U w ire
(p in 3 o f 1 0 -p in co n n e c to r) fo r c o n tin u ity .
W ith P C B p o w e re d , p re s s th e M a in d is p e n s e r
s w itc h . M e a s u re v o lta g e o n p in 3 (B U w ire ) o f
1 0 -p in c o n n e c to r. V o lta g e s h o u ld re a d 2 3 0
VAC.
D is c o n n e c t p o w e r. R e m o ve b o th le a d s fro m
th e s w itch a n d m e a su re re s is ta n c e a c ro ss
s w itc h te rm in a ls . R e sis ta n ce s h o u ld re a d le s s
th a n 1 Ω in th is p o s itio n a n d h ig h e r th a n 1 0 M Ω
w h e n s w itc h is o p e n .
W ith P C B p o w e re d , m e a s u re vo lta g e o n p in 3
(B U w ire ) o f 1 0 -p in co n n e c to r. V o lta g e s h o u ld
re a d 0 V A C .
R e p la c e s w itc h .
Seconds to dispense 295 milliliters water
Supply pressure
2.41 bars
3.10 bars
3.79 bars
Filter model
Bypass installed
Filter model
New filter installed
R e p a ir o p e n
c o n n e c tio n .
R e p la c e a u g e r m o to r if
vo lta g e re a d s
2 3 0 V A C . If n o t,
re p la c e P C B .
R e p la c e s w itc h
R e p la c e P C B .
5.17 bars
9.0
8.0
7.0
6.0
11.0
10.0
8.0
7.0
Maytag specifies a minimum supply pressure of 2.41 bars for water filter units. Minimum pressure
requirement ensures that water valves close and sufficient water volume is available to fill icemaker.
Proper fill is 140 cc. of water in 7.5 seconds. Failure of water valves to close because of low pressure
will result in fill-tube freeze-up or dripping at cavity.
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Control Board (Mid Level)
!
WARNING
T
To avoid risk of electrical shock that can cause death or severe personal injury, disconnect unit from power before
servicing unless tests require power. Discharge capacitors through a 10,000-ohm resistor before handling. Wires
removed during disassembly must be replaced on correct terminals to ensure proper earthing and polarization.
Programming Mode:
Note: The Program Code is located on the Serial Plate on this unit after the word Code.
1. Open the Fresh Food door and hold the Fresh Food door light switch closed while pushing the Freezer
Key pad 3 times consecutively.
Temperature Down
Note: The 3 Keystrokes must be done consecutively and within 10 seconds.
2. Release the Fresh Food door light switch.
3. The control will display PE to confirm entry into the programming mode.
Freezer
P
4. Entry is confirmed by pressing the Freezer Down
Refrigerator
E
key once more.
Note: All control functions will be turned off (Compressor, Defrost, Evaporator Fan, the damper will
remain in its current position)
5. The control will display the current Program Code. This value should be validated with the Program
Code printed on the unit serial plate.
Freezer
Refrigerator
2
5
Note: If the Program Code is correct, the Programming Mode is exited by closing the Refrigerator door(s).
keys. The
6. To set the desired Program Code number press the Freezer and Refrigerator UP
corresponding digit will be advanced with each key press.
Key until the Program
7. Once the desired Program Code is displayed, press the Freezer DOWN
Code begins flashing indicating it has been saved.
Note: If you attempt to enter an invalid Program Code the control will not save the new code, but will flash the
old code and this will be displayed. (The unit will NOT run with a Program Code of 00).
8. Once the Program Code has been saved the Programming Mode is exited by closing the Refrigerator
door(s). If the new code is incorrect this process should be repeated after closing the Refrigerator
door(s).
The Programming mode can be exited at any time by closing the Refrigerator Door(s).
Defrost Operation:
The Control Board adapts the compressor run time between defrosts to achieve optimum defrost intervals by
monitoring the length of time the defrost heater is on.
After initial power up, defrost interval is 4 hours compressor run time. Defrost occurs immediately after the 4
hours.
Note: Once unit is ready to defrost there is a 4 minute wait time prior to the beginning of the defrost cycle.
Optimum defrost is 15 minutes. Each additional minute the defrost thermostat remains closed, 1 hr. is
subtracted from the previous defrost interval. Each minute the thermostat opens prior to optimum defrost, it
extends the next defrost interval 1 hr. When defrost thermostat opens there is a 4-6 minute drip time before
compressor restarts or Control Board will terminate defrost at 25 minutes if defrost thermostat has not opened
and will reset the defrost interval to the 8 hr. minimum setting.
4 hours of continuous compressor run resets the next defrost interval to 8 hours and will initiate a defrost, if 8
hours of compressor run time has also occurred.
Forced Defrost Mode:
The forced defrost function is performed using the refrigerator display and keypad. Enter the Forced Defrost
Mode by performing the following sequence of events:
1. Hold the refrigerator door light switch closed.
keypad 3 times consecutively.
2. Press the Refrigerator Temperature Down
Note: The 3 keystrokes must be consecutive and within 10 seconds.
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!
WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock that can cause death or severe personal injury, disconnect unit from power before
servicing unless tests require power. Discharge capacitors through a 10,000-ohm resistor before handling. Wires
removed during disassembly must be replaced on correct terminals to ensure proper earthing and polarization.
3. Release the refrigerator door light switch.
4. The control will display Fd to confirm entry into the Forced Defrost Mode.
Freezer
Refrigerator
F
key once more. The unit is off and in the Defrost
5. Entry is confirmed by pressing the Refrigerator Down
Mode.
Note: All control functions will be turned off (Compressor, Defrost, Evaporator Fan, the damper will
remain in its current position).
6. The control will default to the short run period test as shown here:
Freezer
Refrigerator
S
Note: You can toggle between the (S)hort and (L)ong test mode by pressing the Refrigerator UP
Long Test mode is used for factory test and should not be used in the field.
Freezer
Key.
Refrigerator
L
down
7. Once the desired mode is displayed, confirm the forced defrost by pressing the Refrigerator
Key once. The defrost will begin immediately and the display will return to a normal operating display with
set point values.
Freezer
Refrigerator
4
4
8. Close the Refrigerator door(s). You are in the defrost mode
Note: Forced Defrost mode can be exited at any time prior to step 7 by closing the Refrigerator Door(s).
Service Test Mode:
The service test functions are performed using the refrigerator display and keypad. Enter the Service Test Mode
by performing the following sequence of events:
1. Hold the refrigerator door light switch closed.
keypad 3 times consecutively.
2. Press the Refrigerator Temperature Up
Note: The 3 Keystrokes must be done consecutively and within 10 seconds.
3. Release the refrigerator door light switch.
4. The control will display SE to confirm entry into the service mode.
Freezer
Refrigerator
E
S
5. Entry to the Service Menu is confirmed by pressing the Refrigerator Up
6. The control will display its software version for 3 seconds.
Freezer
key once more.
Refrigerator
2
5
7. Following the software revision display the freezer display will read the first test number in the
diagnostic tree. The refrigerator display will be blank
Freezer
Refrigerator
1
Note: All control functions will be turned off (Compressor, Defrost, Evaporator Fan, the damper will
remain in its current position).
8. You are now in the SERVICES TEST operational mode and may use the diagnostic tests.
The Service Test Mode can be exited at any time by closing the Refrigerator Door(s).
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Control Board (Mid Level)
!
WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock that can cause death or severe personal injury, disconnect unit from power before
servicing unless tests require power. Discharge capacitors through a 10,000-ohm resistor before handling. Wires
removed during disassembly must be replaced on correct terminals to ensure proper earthing and polarization.
Service Test 1 – Defrost Thermostat & Defrost Circuit Test
When selected this test will display the state of the defrost thermostat. In order to perform this test the defrost
key. Once activated,
heater will be energized. The test is activated and deactivated using the Refrigerator Up
keys allow
/ Down
this test must be de-activated to move to another test number. The Freezer Up
selection of the test to be performed.
This test also allows observation and measurement of proper defrost function. You can observe defrost heat and
voltages while the test is activated.
Freezer
Refrigerator
O
1
DEFROST THERMOSTAT OPEN
Freezer
Refrigerator
1
S
DEFROST THERMOSTAT SHORTED (CLOSED)
Service Test 2 – Compressor/Condenser Fan Test
When selected and activated this test will operate the Compressor/Condenser Fan circuit. You should evaluate
key will toggle between “O” / “F”
proper operation of the compressor and condenser fan. The Refrigerator Up
(ON & OFF) the compressor drive circuit. The test must be “deactivated” or in the OFF position to move to another
test selection.
Freezer
Refrigerator
2
O
Freezer
Refrigerator
2
F
OBSERVE COMPRESSOR & CONDENSER FAN FUNCTION
Service Test 3 – Evaporator/Freezer Fan Test
key will toggle
When selected and activated this test will operate the freezer fan. The Refrigerator Up
between “O” / “F” (ON & OFF) the fan drive circuit. You will have to inspect the fan for proper function. The test
must be “deactivated” or in the OFF position to move to another test selection.
Freezer
Refrigerator
O
3
Freezer
Refrigerator
3
F
OBSERVE FAN OPERATION
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!
WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock that can cause death or severe personal injury, disconnect unit from power before
servicing unless tests require power. Discharge capacitors through a 10,000-ohm resistor before handling. Wires
removed during disassembly must be replaced on correct terminals to ensure proper earthing and polarization.
Service Test 4 – Fresh Food Thermistor Test
When selected and activated this test will display Pass, Open, Short result for a test on the Fresh Food Thermistor
key, and must be
circuit as show below. The test is activated and de-activated via the Refrigerator Up
de-activated to move to another test selection.
Freezer
Refrigerator
4
P
PASS RESULT
Freezer
Refrigerator
4
O
OPEN RESULT
Freezer
Refrigerator
4
S
SHORT RESULT
Service Test 5 – Freezer Thermistor Test
When selected this test will display Pass, Open, Short result for a test on the Freezer Thermistor circuit as
key, and must be de-activated
show below. The test is activated and de-activated via the Refrigerator Up
to move to another test selection.
Freezer
Refrigerator
5
P
PASS RESULT
Freezer
Refrigerator
5
O
OPEN RESULT
Freezer
Refrigerator
5
S
SHORT RESULT
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Control Board (Mid Level)
!
WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock that can cause death or severe personal injury, disconnect unit from power before
servicing unless tests require power. Discharge capacitors through a 10,000-ohm resistor before handling. Wires
removed during disassembly must be replaced on correct terminals to ensure proper earthing and polarization.
Service Test 6 – Open Damper Test
When selected this test will indicate the current position “O” / “C” (OPEN / CLOSED) of the refrigerator damper.
key will toggle the damper open and closed. You must allow 1 minute for each attempt
The Refrigerator Up
to change the damper position. You should observe proper damper function.
Freezer
Refrigerator
6
O
Freezer
Refrigerator
6
C
OBSERVE DAMPER FUNCTION
! CAUTION
Adjustments of Service Test 7 or Service Test 8 will alter the performance of the unit.
Service Test 7 – FF Performance Adjustment
This test will allow adjustment of the control performance points. Each step will incrementally change the
Refrigerator performance warmer (towards 1) or colder towards (9) as adjusted. The default value is 5.
Up/Down keys are used to adjust the Performance Offset value.
/
The refrigerator
WARMER Í(1 2 3 4 (5) 6 7 8 9) Î COLDER.
Freezer
Refrigerator
7
5
DEFAULT
Freezer
Refrigerator
7
6
COLDER
The last FF Performance Offset value displayed before leaving test 7 will be saved when the refrigerator door(s)
is closed.
Service Test 8 – FZ Performance Adjustment
This test will allow the adjustment of the control performance points. Each step will incrementally change the
Freezer performance warmer (towards 1) or colder towards (9) as adjusted. The default value is 5.
Up/Down keys are used to adjust the Performance Offset value.
/
The refrigerator
WARMER Í(1 2 3 4 (5) 6 7 8 9) Î COLDER
Freezer
Refrigerator
5
8
DEFAULT
Freezer
8
Refrigerator
4
WARMER
The last FZ Performance Offset value displayed before leaving test 8 will be saved when the refrigerator door(s)
is closed.
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Control Board (Fully Electronic)
!
WARNING
T
To avoid risk of electrical shock that can cause death or severe personal injury, disconnect unit from power before
servicing unless tests require power. Discharge capacitors through a 10,000-ohm resistor before handling. Wires
removed during disassembly must be replaced on correct terminals to ensure proper earthing and polarization.
Programming Mode:
NOTE: Some models will have the control mounted on the Dispenser Façade and the display will not look
like display shown below, but the programming is the same.
NOTE: The Program Code is located on the Serial Plate on this unit after the word Code.
Door
Alarm
.
1. Press and hold the Door Alarm Keypad
2. Press and hold Freezer Temperature Down Keypad
.
Door
Alarm
3. Release the Door Alarm Keypad
and wait 3 seconds.
4. The control will display PE to indicate the programming mode.
Freezer
Order
Fast
Ice
Refrigerator
Replace
Reset
Filter
Vacation
Mode
Temp
Alert
Door
Alarm
Max
Cool
once more.
5. Entry is confirmed by pressing the Freezer Temperature Down Keypad
6. The control will display the current Program CODE. This value should be validated with the Program CODE
printed on the unit serial plate.
Freezer
PE0
Order
Fast
Ice
Refrigerator
Replace
Reset
Filter
Vacation
Mode
Temp
Alert
Door
Alarm
Max
Cool
000
NOTE: If the Program CODE is correct, the Programming Mode is exited by closing the Refrigerator door(s).
7. Press the Refrigerator Temperature UP Keypad
or Refrigerator Down Keypad
to change the digit
value with each key press.
8. The decimal point indicates the selected digit. Press the Freezer Temperature UP Keypad
to select the
next digit.
9. Once the desired Program CODE is displayed, press and hold the Freezer Temperature DOWN Keypad
until the Program CODE begins flashing indicating it has been saved.
NOTE: If you attempt to enter an invalid Program CODE the control will not save the new code, but will beep. (The
unit will NOT run with a Program CODE of 0000).Once the Program CODE has been saved the
Programming Mode is exited by closing the Refrigerator door(s). If the new code is incorrect this process
should be repeated after closing the Refrigerator door(s).
The Programming mode can be exited at any time by closing the Refrigerator Door(s) or will exit if
unattended for four minutes.
Defrost Operation:
The Control Board adapts the compressor run time between defrosts to achieve optimum defrost intervals by
monitoring the length of time the defrost heater is on. After initial power up, defrost interval is 4 hours
compressor run time. Defrost occurs immediately after the 4 hours.
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Control Board (Fully Electronic)
!
WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock that can cause death or severe personal injury, disconnect unit from power before
servicing unless tests require power. Discharge capacitors through a 10,000-ohm resistor before handling. Wires
removed during disassembly must be replaced on correct terminals to ensure proper earthing and polarization.
Forced Defrost Mode:
The forced defrost function is performed using the Freezer display and Refrigerator keypad. Enter the
Forced Defrost Mode by performing the following sequence of events:
Door
Alarm
1. Press and hold the Door Alarm Keypad
.
2. Press and hold Refrigerator Temperature Down Keypad
3. Release the Door Alarm Keypad
Door
Alarm
.
and wait 3 seconds. FD appears in left display
Freezer
Order
Refrigerator
Replace
Reset
Filter
Fast
Ice
Vacation
Mode
Door
Alarm
Temp
Alert
Max
Cool
4. Press the Refrigerator Down Keypad
again. SH appears in right display.
5. Press again to force defrost Fd and SH will flash in display indicating unit is in defrost.
Service Test Mode:
The service test functions are performed using the refrigerator display and keypad. Enter the Service Test Mode
by performing the following sequence of events.
Door
Alarm
.
1. Press and hold the Door Alarm Keypad
2. Press and hold Refrigerator Temperature UP Keypad
3. Release the Door Alarm Keypad
Door
Alarm
.
and wait 3 seconds.
Freezer
Order
Fast
Ice
Refrigerator
Replace
Reset
Filter
Vacation
Mode
Temp
Alert
Door
Alarm
Max
Cool
4. Press the Refrigerator Up Keypad
again.
5. Display will show 001 in left display and numeric or dashes in right display.
6. Press Freezer Up Keypad
and Freezer Down Keypad
to toggle through Service Test numbers.
Service Test – 101 Defrost Heater & Defrost Circuit
•
Press the Refrigerator Up keypad
and Refrigerator Down keypad
to energize or de-energize the
Defrost circuit. The display will read OFF when de-energized OP when energized with open defrost thermostat
and CL when energized with closed defrost thermostat.
Service Test – 102 Compressor / Condenser Fan
•
Press the Refrigerator Up keypad
and Refrigerator Down keypad
Compressor/Condenser fan On and Off.
to toggle
Service Test – 111 Fresh Food Fan (if equipped)
•
Press the Refrigerator Up Keypad
Fresh Food Fan On and Off.
and Refrigerator Down Keypad
to toggle
NOTE: Display will show state OFF or DC voltage
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!
WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock that can cause death or severe personal injury, disconnect unit from power before
servicing unless tests require power. Discharge capacitors through a 10,000-ohm resistor before handling. Wires
removed during disassembly must be replaced on correct terminals to ensure proper earthing and polarization.
Service Test – 112 Freezer Fan
•
Press the Refrigerator Up keypad
and Refrigerator Down keypad
NOTE: Display will show state OFF or DC voltage.
to toggle Freezer Fan On and Off.
Service Test – 121 Damper Operation
•
Press the Refrigerator Up keypad
and Down keypad
to toggle Damper (OP) open and (CL) closed.
NOTE: If damper is opening or closing it will not allow you to toggle damper and beep. Display will show state –CL
or –OP if Damper is in the process of closing or opening.
Service Test – 141 Fresh Food Thermistor
•
Will Show Fresh Food Temperature or OP for open thermistor or SH for shorted thermistor.
Service Test – 142 Freezer Thermistor
•
Will Show Freezer Temperature or OP for open thermistor or SH for shorted thermistor.
Service Test – 143 Machine Compartment Thermistor
•
Will Show Machine Compartment Temperature or, OP open thermistor or SH shorted thermistor.
Service Test – 151 Fresh Food Door State
•
Will show state of Fresh Food Door. OP (open) CL (closed).
NOTE: By pushing fresh food door switch you can toggle state from OP (open) to CL (closed).
Service Test – 152 Freezer Food Door State
•
Will show state of Freezer Door. OP (open) CL (closed).
NOTE: By pushing freezer door switch you can toggle state from OP (open) to CL (closed).
Service Test – 161 Cube Dispenser (if equipped)
•
Display shows the state of the Cube Dispenser (ON or OFF).
NOTE: By pushing Actuator pad you can control state of cube dispenser without opening Ice Chute door.
Service Test – 162 Crusher Dispenser (if equipped)
•
Display shows the state of the Crusher Dispenser (ON or OFF).
NOTE: By pushing Actuator pad you can control state of Crusher dispenser without opening Ice Chute door.
Service Test – 163 Water Dispenser (if equipped)
•
Display shows the state of the Water Dispenser (ON or OFF).
NOTE: By pushing Actuator pad or Bottle fill you can control state of Water dispenser.
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WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock that can cause death or severe personal injury, disconnect unit from power before
servicing unless tests require power. Discharge capacitors through a 10,000-ohm resistor before handling. Wires
removed during disassembly must be replaced on correct terminals to ensure proper earthing and polarization.
Service Test – 164 Ice Chute Dispenser (if equipped)
•
Display shows the state of the Ice Chute dispenser (ON or OFF).
NOTE: By pushing Actuator pad you can control state of Ice Chute Dispenser.
Service Test – 165 Dispenser Lamp (if equipped)
•
Display shows the state of the Dispenser Lamp (ON or OFF).
NOTE: By pushing Actuator pad or Bottle fill you can control state of dispenser lamp.
Service Test – 171 Actuator Pad (if equipped)
•
Display shows the state of the Actuator Pad (ON or OFF).
Service Test – 172 Sports Fill (if equipped)
•
Display shows the state of the Sports Fill (ON or OFF).
Service Test – 173 Ambient Light (if equipped)
•
Display shows light sensor measurement (Hi or Lo). Night light will turn on light sensor measures Lo.
By changing the sensor’s exposure to ambient light you can control the sensor measurement.
Service Test – 175 Dispenser Line (if equipped)
•
Display shows the state of the Dispenser Line (ON or OFF).
NOTE: By pushing Actuator pad or Bottle fill you can change state of Dispenser Line.
Service Test – 181 Keypad Operation
•
Display shows a numeric or letter display indicating the last key pressed.
NOTE: Refrigerator Up/Down keypads have no effect when pressed and Freezer Up/Down keypads
remain operational.
Service Test – 182 LED Indicator Operation
•
Press the Refrigerator Up Keypad
to show operation of LED Indicators. All LED Indicators will flash.
Press twice and LED will stop flashing.
Service Test – 191 Ice Maker Water Valve
•
Display shows the state of the Ice Maker Water Valve (ON or OFF).
Service Test – 202 Default Defrost Operation
•
Press the Refrigerator Up Keypad
or Refrigerator Down Keypad
to change Defrost Operation from
normal adaptive defrost (Off position) to minimum time between defrosts (On position).
Service Test – 203 Show Temperature Set points
•
Press the Refrigerator Up Keypad
or Refrigerator Down Keypad
to change from showing actual
temperature (Off position) showing temperature set points only (On position).
Service Test – 211 Fresh Food Temperature Adjustment
•
Press the Refrigerator Up Keypad
or Down Keypad
to change calibration of Fresh Food
Temperature plus or minus in 1°F increments up to ± 6°F.
NOTE: Temperature will read in Fahrenheit regardless of what current temperature scale is being used.
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WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock that can cause death or severe personal injury, disconnect unit from power before
servicing unless tests require power. Discharge capacitors through a 10,000-ohm resistor before handling. Wires
removed during disassembly must be replaced on correct terminals to ensure proper earthing and polarization.
Service Test – 212 Freezer Temperature Adjustment
•
Press the Refrigerator Up Keypad
or Down Keypad
to change calibration of Freezer Temperature
plus or minus 1°F in increments up to ± 6°F.
NOTE: Temperature will read in Fahrenheit regardless of what current temperature scale is being used.
Service Test – 221 Reset Default Settings
•
Press the Refrigerator Up Keypad
and Down Keypad
to force to dEF (default factory settings).
Service Test – 231 Water Filter Volume % Consumed
Display shows Volume % consumed since installed.
Service Test – 232 Water Filter Time Life
Display shows days filter used since installed.
Service Test – 241 Software Revision Main Control
Display shows Software Revision Main Control.
Service Test – 242 Software Revision Main Display
Display shows Software Revision Main Display.
Service Test – 243 Software Revision Dispenser
Display shows Software Revision Dispenser.
NOTE: Service Tests 300-499 require support from Technical Support center. Service Tests 500-599 are for Factory
Use Only.
Show Room Mode:
The Show Room function is performed using the Freezer display and Refrigerator keypad. Enter the Show Room
Mode by performing the following sequence of events:
Door
Alarm
1. Press and hold the Door Alarm Keypad
.
2. Press and hold Freezer Temperature Up Keypad.
3. Release the Door Alarm Keypad and wait 3 seconds. SH appears in left display
Freezer
Order
Fast
Ice
Refrigerator
Replace
Reset
Filter
Vacation
Mode
Temp
Alert
4. Press the Freezer Temperature Up Keypad
5. Press the Freezer Temperature Up Keypad
Show Room Mode.
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Alarm
Max
Cool
again. On or Off appears in right display.
again the display will flash indicating unit is in
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WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock that can cause death or severe personal injury, disconnect unit from power before
servicing unless tests require power. Discharge capacitors through a 10,000-ohm resistor before handling. Wires
removed during disassembly must be replaced on correct terminals to ensure proper earthing and polarization.
Sabbath Mode:
Enter the Sabbath Mode by performing the following sequence of events:
1. Press and hold the Door Alarm Keypad for 6 seconds.
2. Press Freezer Temperature Up Keypad
until SAb is in the Freezer display .
or Down Keypad
3. Press the Refrigerator Up Keypad
to toggle between On and OFF in the
Refrigerator display.
4. Selection activates immediately.
Fahrenheit or Celsius Mode:
The Fahrenheit or Celsius mode is performed using the Freezer display and Refrigerator keypad. Enter the
Fahrenheit or Celsius Mode by performing the following sequence of events:
Door
Alarm
1. Open the Fresh Food door and press and hold the Door Alarm Keypad
for 6 seconds.
2. Press Freezer Temperature Up Keypad
until F_C is in the Freezer display.
Freezer
Order
Reset
Filter
Fast
Ice
Refrigerator
Replace
Vacation
Mode
Temp
Alert
Door
Alarm
3. Press the Refrigerator Up Keypad
or Down Keypad
Refrigerator display.
4. Close door or toggle door switch to activate selection.
Max
Cool
to toggle between °F and °C in the
Alarm Enable Mode:
The Alarm Enable Mode is performed using the Freezer display and Refrigerator keypad. Enter the Alarm enable
Mode by performing the following sequence of events:
Door
Alarm
1. Press and hold the Door Alarm Keypad
2. Press Freezer Temperature Up Keypad
Freezer
Order
Fast
Ice
for 6 seconds.
until AL is in the Freezer display.
Refrigerator
Replace
Reset
Filter
Vacation
Mode
Temp
Alert
3. Press the Refrigerator Up Keypad
or Down Keypad
Refrigerator display.
4. Close door or toggle door switch to activate.
Door
Alarm
Max
Cool
to toggle between On and OFF in the
Light Level Mode: (Select Models)
Enter the Light Level Mode by performing the following sequence of events:
1. Press and hold the Door Alarm Keypad for 6 seconds .
2. Press Freezer Temperature Up Keypad
until LL is in the Freezer display .
or Down Keypad
3. Press the Refrigerator Up Keypad
to raise or lower light level at the dispenser
from 1 (darkest light level setting) to 9 (lightest light level setting) in the Refrigerator display.
4. Close door or toggle door switch to activate.
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A-1
Refrigerator
Use & Care Guide
Important Safety Instructions ....................................1-2
Installation .................................................................3-6
Temperature Controls ................................................7-9
Fresh Food Features................................................10-12
Freezer Features...........................................................13
Ice and Water...........................................................14-15
Water Filter...............................................................16-17
Food Storage Tips........................................................18
Care and Cleaning...................................................19-22
Operating Sounds.........................................................23
Troubleshooting......................................................24-27
Part No. 12842111
Litho U.S.A.
Important Safety Instructions
Installer: Please leave this guide with this appliance.
Consumer: Please read and keep this Use & Care
Guide for future reference. This guide provides
proper use and maintenance information.
Keep sales receipt and/or cancelled check as proof
of purchase.
If you need service contact your local dealer for
warranty information.
Have complete model and serial number
identification of your refrigerator. This is located on a
data plate inside the refrigerator compartment, on
the upper left side. Record these numbers below for
easy access.
Recognize Safety Symbols, Words,
Labels
DANGER
DANGER – Immediate hazards which WILL result
in severe personal injury or death.
WARNING
WARNING – Hazards or unsafe practices which
COULD result in severe personal injury or death.
CAUTION
CAUTION – Hazards or unsafe practices which COULD
result in minor personal injury or property damage.
Model Number _______________________________
DANGER
Serial Number ________________________________
Date of Purchase ______________________________
In our continuing effort to improve the quality and
performance of our appliances, it may be necessary
to make changes to the appliance without revising
this guide.
What You Need to Know About
Safety Instructions
Warning and Important Safety Instructions appearing in
this guide are not meant to cover all possible
conditions and situations that may occur. Common
sense, caution and care must be exercised when
installing, maintaining or operating appliance.
Always contact your dealer, distributor, service agent or
manufacturer about problems or conditions you do not
understand.
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To reduce risk of injury or death, follow basic
precautions, including the following:
IMPORTANT: Junked or abandoned refrigerators
are still dangerous – even if they sit out for “just a
few days.” If you are getting rid of your old
refrigerator, please follow the instructions below to
help prevent accidents.
Before you throw away your old
refrigerator or freezer:
• Take off the doors.
• Leave the shelves in place so
children may not easily climb
inside.
Important Safety Instructions
WARNING
To reduce risk of fire, electric shock, serious injury or
death when using your refrigerator, follow these basic
precautions, including the following:
1. Read all instructions before using the refrigerator.
2. Observe all local codes and ordinances.
3. Be sure to follow earthing instructions.
4. Check with a qualified electrician if you are not sure
this appliance is properly earthed.
5. Do not earth to a gas line.
6. Do not earth to a cold-water pipe.
7. Refrigerator is designed to operate on a separate
220-240 volt, 10 amp., 50 HZ cycle line.
8. Do not modify plug on power cord. If plug does not
fit electrical outlet, have proper outlet installed by a
qualified electrician.
9. Do not use a two-prong adapter, extension cord or
power strip.
10. Do not tamper with refrigerator controls.
11. Do not service or replace any part of refrigerator
unless specifically recommended in Use & Care
Guide or published user-repair instructions. Do not
attempt service if instructions are not understood or
if they are beyond personal skill level.
13. Install refrigerator according to Installation
Instructions. All connections for water, electrical
power and earthing must comply with local codes
and be made by licensed personnel when required.
14. Keep your refrigerator in good condition. Bumping
or dropping refrigerator can damage refrigerator or
cause refrigerator to malfunction or leak. If damage
occurs, have refrigerator checked by qualified
service technician.
15. Replace worn power cords and/or loose plugs.
16. Always read and follow manufacturer’s storage and
ideal environment instructions for items being stored
in refrigerator.
17. Your refrigerator should not be operated in the
presence of explosive fumes.
18. Children should not climb, hang or stand on any
part of the refrigerator.
19. Clean up spills or water leakage associated with
water installation.
20. The appliance is not intended for use by young
children or infirm persons without supervision.
21. Young children should be supervised to ensure that
they do not play with the appliance.
12. Always disconnect refrigerator from electrical supply
before attempting any service. Disconnect power
cord by grasping the plug, not the cord.
Installing Your Refrigerator
These instructions were provided to aid you in the installation of your unit. The manufacturer cannot be responsible
for improper installation.
Steps to Follow...
A qualified engineer must connect refrigerator in accordance with these installation instructions.
Measure door opening and depth and width of refrigerator. Remove handles or doors if required. Engineer must
also do the following:
1. Follow local water and electrical company connection regulations.
2. Complete water supply connection before electrical supply connections.
Service to or replacement of power cord must be performed by a qualified engineer.
Note
When writing or calling about a service problem, please include the following information:
a. Your name, address and telephone number;
d. A clear description of the problem you are having;
b. Model number and serial number;
e. Proof of purchase (sales receipt)
c. Name and address of your dealer or engineer;
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS FOR FUTURE REFERENCE
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Installation
WARNING
To be done by a qualified engineer only.
• Do not install refrigerator near oven, radiator or other
heat source. If not possible, shield refrigerator with
cabinet material.
• NEVER transport refrigerator on its side. If an
upright position is not possible, lay refrigerator on its
back. Allow refrigerator to sit upright for
approximately 30 minutes before plugging it in to
assure oil returns to the compressor. Plugging
refrigerator in immediately may cause damage to
internal parts.
• Do not install where temperature falls below 13° C or
rises above 43° C. Malfunction may occur at this
temperature.
• Use an appliance dolly when moving refrigerator.
ALWAYS truck refrigerator from its side or
back–NEVER from its front.
• Refrigerator is designed for indoor household
application only.
• Protect outside finish of refrigerator during transport
by wrapping cabinet in blankets or inserting padding
between the refrigerator and dolly.
Location
Measuring the Opening
When installing your refrigerator allow 13 mm space at
top, 19 mm space behind machine compartment cover
( located in the rear). Allow 6 mm space on both sides
of the refrigerator for proper air circulation, ease of
installation, and leveling. If the refrigerator is placed
with the door hinge side against the wall, you may
want to allow additional space so the door can be
opened wider.
Note: 60 cm deep models
Trim corners of countertop to a 45° angle if
countertop has 25 mm overhang. Provide 5 mm
clearance on both sides of refrigerator, and allow
7 mm on top for ease of installation and leveling.
No minimum clearance is required at the rear of
the cabinet.
Subflooring or floor coverings (i.e. carpet, tile, wood
floors, rugs) may make your opening smaller than
anticipated.
Some clearance may be gained by using the leveling
procedure under Leveling.
IMPORTANT: If refrigerator is to be installed into a
recess where the top of the refrigerator is completely
covered, use dimensions from floor to top of hinge cap
to verify proper clearance.
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Transporting Your Refrigerator
• Secure refrigerator to dolly firmly with straps or
bungee cords. Thread straps through handles when
possible. Do not overtighten. Overtightening
restraints may dent or damage outside finish.
How to Remove and Replace
Door and Hinges
WARNING
Contact a qualified engineer to perform this task.
How to Connect the Water
Supply (select models)
WARNING
Contact a qualified engineer to perform this task.
Installation
Handle Installation
If not installed, the handle is located in the interior of
the fresh food section or attached to the back of your
refrigerator.
Remove and discard handle packaging and tape.
Handle design varies from refrigerator to refrigerator.
Please reference the appropriate instructions for your
model below.
Front Mount Handle (select models)
4. Rotate the handle so that the
handle is flat against the door.
5. Push the handle down against the
upper door tab just enough to allow
it to hang unsupported.
To Remove:
1. Slide the extension down and unclip
from door retainer.
Offset Handles
Materials Needed
• Gloves to protect hands
• Phillips screwdriver
• Plastic door removal card (or 0.1 cm thick plastic
card), retain the card
Attach Extensions to Handle: (select models)
To Install:
1. Align fresh food handle with trim
retainer and door clip.
2. Make sure the tabs of the handle clip
are below the tabs of the door clip.
1. Align handle and
extension as shown.
3. Rotate the handle so that the handle is
flat against the door.
2. Place extension in
handle opening.
4. The tab on the lower part of the handle
will align with the hole in the handle
cap.
3. Apply slight pressure to both sides of the
extension piece.
5. Slide handle upward until it clicks.
4. Slide extension until it stops on inside edge of
handle.
6. Snap top of handle into trim retainer
clip.
7. Repeat for freezer handle.
To Remove:
To Install:
1. Protect the area above the handle trim with tape.
Insert the tip of a flat blade screwdriver between
the handle trim and door panel. Carefully pry the
trim away from the door panel.
1. The handles are to be oriented as
shown.
2. Align front mount door handle clip
with the door tabs.
3. Ensure the handle clips are
positioned slightly above the
door tabs.
2. Pull trim free from the trim retainer.
Handle
Clip
Door
Tab
3. Insert door removal card (or 0.1 cm thick plastic
card) between the handle and door panel
(approximately 3.8 cm).
4. Grasp the handle firmly and pull downward to
remove.
5. Repeat for freezer handle.
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Installation
Full-Length Aluminum Handles
Euro Handles
To Install:
This handle style is installed at the factory.
1. Release top door trim by removing
Phillips screws from top of fresh food
door and retain screws for later use.
2. Align notches on back of handle
with retaining clips on doors.
Insert clips into notches and
slide handle down until it
contacts bottom trim.
Materials Needed:
• 3⁄32” allen wrench
To Remove:
Door Clip
3. Replace top door trim and Phillips
screws.
4. Repeat instructions 1-3 to install
other handle.
• Repeat the procedure on
all posts to remove the
handle.
To Replace:
• Align handle with the mounting posts.
To Remove:
WARNING
To avoid possible injury and damage to property,
tape decorative panels (select models) securely into
place before removing door handles.
1. Release top door trim by removing
Phillips screws from top of fresh food
door and retain screws for later use.
2. Grasp handle firmly with both hands.
Slide handle upward approximately
1.9 cm to release.
3. Repeat instructions 1-3 to
remove other handle.
To Reinstall:
1. Repeat in reverse order.
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• Remove set screw from
handle mounting post
using 3⁄32” allen wrench.
• Fully tighten all set screws to secure handle
in place.
Installation
Leveling
4. Turn both rear adjustment screws (B) clockwise to
raise and counterclockwise to lower the rear of the
refrigerator.
CAUTION
To protect personal property and refrigerator from
damage, observe the following:
AB
BA
• Protect vinyl or other flooring with cardboard, rugs,
or other protective material.
• Do not use power tools when performing leveling
procedure.
To enhance the appearance and maintain performance,
the refrigerator should be level in accordance with the
following instructions.
Note
• Complete any required door reversal, panel
installation and/or a water supply connection,
before leveling.
Materials Needed
6. If required, correct rocking of refrigerator by
turning rear adjustment screw clockwise to raise
rocking corner. If doors are uneven, do the
following:
• Determine which
door needs to be
raised.
• Turn front roller
adjustment screw (A)
clockwise to raise
front corner of door.
• 3⁄8” hex head driver
• Carpenter’s level
1. Remove toe grille.
• If one refrigerator door has reached the limit of
its adjustment range and doors are still not level,
raise or lower the opposite door by turning roller
adjustment screw counterclockwise.
• Grasp firmly and pull bottom
outward to unclip.
2. Remove bottom bracket cover(s).
• Place the eraser end of a pencil or similar blunt
tool in the cover notch.
• Check with level to verify 6 mm tilt to the back
for proper door closure.
• If refrigerator is aligned and stable, replace toe
grille and hinge covers.
Notch
Location
7. Replace bracket cover(s).
• Position cover into the outer edge of the hinge.
• Use slight pressure to pry the
cover loose.
• Swing the cover toward the cabinet and snap it
into place.
• Continue to maintain
downward pressure to the
notched side of the cover while
swinging it off.
8. Replace the toe grille.
Note
3. Using hex head driver, turn both of the front
adjustment screws (A) clockwise to raise and
counterclockwise to lower the front of the
refrigerator.
AB
5. Using the carpenter’s level, make sure front of
refrigerator is 6 mm or half bubble higher than
back of refrigerator and that the refrigerator is level
from side to side.
BA
• For proper reinstallation, ensure the “top” marking
on the interior of the toe grille is oriented correctly.
• Align the toe grille mounting clips with the lower
cabinet slots.
• Push the toe grille firmly until it snaps into place.
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Temperature Controls
Touch Temperature Controls
(select models, style varies by model)
The controls are located at the top front of the
refrigerator compartment.
Temperature Control Guide
Refrigerator too warm Set the refrigerator control
to next higher number by
pressing the
pad.
Refrigerator too cold
Set the refrigerator control
to next lower number by
pressing the
pad.
Freezer too warm
Set the freezer control to
next higher number by
pressing the
pad.
Freezer too cold
Set the freezer control to
next lower number by
pressing the
pad.
Turn control OFF
Press the freezer or
refrigerator
pad until a
dash “–” appears in the
display.
Control
Initial Control Settings
After plugging the refrigerator in, set the controls.
• Pressing the
or
the desired setting.
pads adjusts the controls to
• Set the freezer control on 4.
• Set the refrigerator control on 4.
• Let the refrigerator run at least 8 to 12 hours before
adding food.
Warm Cabinet Surfaces
At times, the front of the refrigerator cabinet may be
warm to the touch. This is a normal occurrence that
helps prevent moisture from condensing on the
cabinet. This condition will be more noticeable when
you first start the refrigerator, during hot weather and
after excessive or lengthy door openings.
Adjusting the Controls
Triple Cool Climate Control
(select models)
The control is located at the top front of the fresh food
compartment or cabinet front.
Control
Facade Control
• 24 hours after adding food, you may decide that one
or both compartments should be colder or warmer. If
so, adjust the control(s) as indicated in the
Temperature Control Guide table below.
• Except when starting the refrigerator, do not change
either control more than one number at a time.
• Allow 24 hours for temperatures to stabilize.
Initial Temperature Setting
Temperatures are preset at the factory at 3° C in the
fresh food compartment and -18° C in the freezer
compartment.
Adjusting the Control
24 hours after adding food, you may decide that one or
both compartments should be colder or warmer. If so,
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Temperature Controls
adjust the control as indicated in the Temperature
Control Guide below.
rated has passed through the filter OR 11 months have
elapsed since the filter has been installed.
• The first touch of the
or
/
/
shows the current temperature setting.
The red Replace light will illuminate when the rated
volume of water has passed through the filter OR 12
months have elapsed since the filter was installed. A
new filter should be installed immediately when the
Replace light is illuminated.
pads
• The display will show the new setting for
approximately three seconds, and then return to the
actual temperature currently within that
compartment.
• Do not change either control more than one degree
at a time. Allow temperature to stabilize for 24 hours
before making a new temperature adjustment.
After replacing the filter, press and hold the Reset
Filter pad for three seconds. The Order and Replace
lights will go off.
Vacation Mode
Temperature Control Guide
Refrigerator too
cold
Set the refrigerator control to
next higher number by
pressing the
pad.
/
Refrigerator too
warm
Set the refrigerator control to
next lower number by
pressing the
pad.
/
Freezer too cold
Set the freezer control to
next higher number by
pressing the
pad.
/
Notes
• Door openings will not deactivate Vacation Mode
for approximately one hour after activation.
• If vacationing for more than a few days, see the
Preparing for Vacation section, page 22.
Freezer too warm
Set the freezer control to
next lower number by
pressing the
pad.
/
Turn refrigerator
OFF
Press the freezer
/
pad until OFF appears in the
display. Press either the
freezer or refrigerator
pad to turn back on.
/
Speed Ice
When activated, Speed Ice reduces the
freezer temperature to the optimum setting
for 24 hours in order to produce more ice. Note:
When the Speed Ice feature is in operation, the
and
pads for the freezer control will not
/
operate.
The Vacation Mode feature causes the freezer
to defrost less frequently, conserving energy. The
Vacation Mode indicator light will illuminate when the
feature is activated. To deactivate, press the Vacation
Mode pad again OR open either door. The indicator
light will go off.
/
Temp Alarm
The Temp Alarm system will alert you if the
freezer or fresh food temperatures exceed
normal operating temperatures due to a power outage
or other event. When activated, the Temp Alarm light
will illuminate.
If the freezer or fresh food temperatures have
exceeded these limits, the display will alternately show
the current compartment temperatures and the
highest compartment temperatures reached when the
power was out. An audible alarm will sound
repeatedly.
Reset Filter (select models)
Press the Temp Alarm pad once to stop the audible
alarm. The Temp Alarm light will continue to flash and
the temperatures will alternate until the temperatures
have stabilized.
When a water filter has been installed in the
refrigerator, the yellow Order light will illuminate when
90 percent of the volume of water for which the filter is
To turn off Temp Alarm, press and hold the Temp
Alarm pad for three seconds. The indicator light will
go off.
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Temperature Controls
Door Alarm
The Door Alarm will alert you when one of the
doors has been left open for five continuous minutes.
When this happens, an audible alarm will sound every
few seconds until the door is closed OR the Door
Alarm pad is pressed to deactivate the feature.
Max Cool
When activated, Max Cool causes the fresh
food and freezer temperatures to drop to the
minimum settings on the control. This cools
down the refrigerator and freezer after extended door
openings or when loading the refrigerator or freezer
with warm food. Note: When the Max Cool feature is
in operation, the
and
pads for the
/
/
refrigerator and freezer controls will not operate.
To activate, press the Max Cool pad. Max Cool will
deactivate automatically after 12 hours, OR press the
Max Cool pad to deactivate the feature.
Display On/Off (select models)
Temperature readout alternates On/Off.
User Preferences
Access the User Preferences menu to:
• Change the temperature display from °F to °C
appear in the Freezer temperature display and the
feature status will appear in the Fresh Food display.
1. Use the Freezer up and down control to scroll
through the features.
2. When the desired feature is displayed, use the Fresh
Food up and down control to change the status.
3. When changes are complete, press the Door Alarm
pad for three seconds OR close the Fresh Food door.
Temperature Display (F_C)
Change the display to show temperatures in degrees
Fahrenheit or degrees Celsius.
Alarm (AL)
When the Alarm mode is OFF, all audible alarms will be
disabled until the feature is turned on.
Auto Light Level Selection (LL) (select models)
This setting adjusts the light level at which the
dispenser light will illuminate when the sensor detects
that the light levels in the room are low. Setting 1 is
the darkest light level setting, setting 9 is the lightest
light level setting. Note: The Auto Light (select
models) must be activated on the ice and water
dispenser control to take advantage of this option.
Sabbath Mode (SAB)
When the Sabbath Mode is ON, all control lights and
the night light will be disabled until the feature is
turned OFF. This feature does not disable the interior
lights. Press any pad to restore the control lights.
• Enable or disable audible alarms.
• Adjust the light level at which the Dispenser Auto
Light will illuminate (when this feature is activated on
the ice and water dispenser) (select models)
• Activate the Sabbath Mode
To access the User Preferences menu, press and hold
the Door Alarm pad for three seconds. When in the
User Preferences mode, a short title for the feature will
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Warm Cabinet Surfaces
At times, the front of the refrigerator cabinet may be
warm to the touch. This is a normal occurrence that
helps prevent moisture from condensing on the
cabinet. This condition will be more noticeable when
the refrigerator is first started, during hot weather and
after excessive or lengthy door openings.
Fresh Food Features
Shelves
To Slide Out Elevator™ Shelf:
CAUTION
To avoid personal injury or property damage,
observe the following:
• Never attempt to adjust a shelf that is loaded with
food.
• Confirm shelf is secure before placing items on
shelf.
• Handle tempered glass shelves carefully. Shelves
may break suddenly if nicked, scratched, or
exposed to sudden temperature change.
Your refrigerator has either Spillsaver™ or non-sealed
shelves. Spillsaver™ shelves have a spill retainer edge
which allows for easier clean up and some are
equipped with the EasyGlide™ slide out feature. To
slide out (select models), grasp the front of the shelf
and pull forward. Push in the shelf to return to the
original position.
To Remove a Shelf:
• Slightly tilt up the
front and lift up the
rear of the shelf, then
pull the shelf straight
out.
To Lock the Shelf Into Another Position:
• Tilt up the front edge of the shelf.
• Insert the hooks into the desired frame openings and
let the shelf settle into place.
• Be sure the shelf is securely locked at the rear.
The Crisper Top serves as the lower fresh food shelf.
To Remove the Crisper Top:
• Remove drawers as indicated (see page 12).
• Place hand under the frame to push up the glass. Lift
glass out.
• Grasp the front of the shelf and pull forward.
• Push the shelf in to return to original position.
To Adjust the Elevator™ Shelf:
• Pull out the knob on the crank handle.
• Rotate the crank clockwise to raise the shelf, and
counterclockwise to lower the height of the shelf.
To Remove Elevator™ Shelf:
• Completely unload the shelf and pull the shelf
forward.
• Pull until the shelf stops.
• Press up on the tabs located underneath its outside
edges and continue pulling forward until the shelf is
clear of the frame.
To Replace Elevator™ Shelf:
• Align the shelf to the frame and push it all the way
back. It is not necessary to press up on the tabs for
reinstallation.
In ordinary use, the Elevator™ Shelf frame assembly
does NOT require removal. Though unlikely, and not
recommended, the correct removal procedure is as
follows:
To Remove Frame Assembly:
• Unload the shelf completely.
• Slide the shelf forward about 5.1 cm and manually
move the two rear latches toward the shelf center.
• While supporting the entire shelf and frame from
underneath, lift slightly and rotate the assembly
approximately 30° to allow the rear mechanism to
clear the vertical rear side rails.
• The entire assembly can then be moved forward
and clear of the refrigerator compartment.
To Reinstall Frame Assembly:
• Reverse the removal procedure. Be sure the shelf
is in a level position. When the sliding shelf is
pushed to the rear, it will reposition the rear latches
to their correct operating position.
• To install, repeat above instructions in reverse order.
Elevator™ Shelf (select models)
(style may vary)
The Elevator™ Shelf is equipped with a spill-retaining
edge and the EasyGlide™ slide-out feature. It can be
adjusted up or down without unloading.
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Fresh Food Features
Door Storage
Beverage Chiller™/MiniChiller™
(select models)
The Beverage Chiller™ and
MiniChiller™ keep beverages and
other items colder than the rest of
the fresh food compartment. An air
inlet directs air from the freezer into
the chiller(s).
To Remove:
• Slide dairy center up and pull out.
To Install:
• Slide assembly in and down so that the hooks are
firmly seated on the door liner.
To Remove Dairy Door:
• Press in sides of dairy door and pull out.
To Install Dairy Door:
Controls
• Slide sides of dairy door inside dairy center until
hinge points snap into place.
The chiller control is located on the left
side wall of the fresh food compartment.
Turn the control clockwise for colder
temperature.
Adjustable Deep Tilt-Out Door Buckets
To Remove Chiller(s):
The Adjustable Deep Tilt-Out Door Bucket provides
easy access to food items stored in the door.
• Unload the chiller(s).
• Slide the assembly up and pull straight out.
(select models)
To Remove Bucket:
• Tilt bucket out.
Note
• Pull straight out of the bracket.
• If the chiller is installed directly under the dairy
center or a door bucket, the bucket or dairy center
will need to be removed before removing the
chiller.
To Install Bucket:
• Tilt the front of the bucket down slightly.
• Slide into bracket and tip upright.
To Install Chiller(s)
To Move Bucket Frame to Another Location:
• Align one of the air inlet holes with the hole cut out
on the door.
• Remove bucket.
• Slide the assembly in and down so that the hooks
are firmly seated on the door liner.
• Lift bracket up and pull straight
out.
Place the bracket in a new location.
Note
Door Buckets
• The chillers will not operate properly if the air
intake hole is not aligned with the control location.
Door Buckets can be moved to meet individual
storage needs.
To Remove:
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Dairy Center
• Lift bucket up and pull straight out.
The Dairy Center provides
convenient door storage for
spreadable items such as butter and
margarine. This compartment can be
moved to several different locations
to accommodate storage needs.
To Install:
• Place bucket in desired door liner
retainer, push down until bucket stops.
Fresh Food Features
Storage Drawers
Accessories
Humidity-Controlled Crisper Drawers
Grip Pads (select models)
The Crisper Drawers provide a higher humidity
environment for fresh fruit and vegetable storage.
The Grip Pads prevent objects from
sliding in the door buckets. Grip Pads
are removable and are top-rack
dishwasher safe for easy cleaning.
Controls
The crisper controls regulate the amount of humidity in
the crisper drawer. Slide control toward the Fruit
setting for produce with outer skins. Slide control
toward the Vegetables setting for leafy produce.
Covered Storage Bucket
(select models)
The Storage Bucket has a lid and
removable egg tray. When tray is
removed, bucket will accept items
such as a standard egg carton, ice,
etc.
To Remove:
Tall Bottle Retainer/Snugger
• Pull drawer out to full
extension. (On select
models, press tabs towards
oneself to release drawer
from rails.) Tilt up front of
drawer and pull straight
out.
(select models)
The Tall Bottle Retainer prevents tall bottles from
tipping forward. The Retainer can be placed above any
removable door bucket.
To Install:
The Snugger attached to the Tall Bottle Retainer keeps
bottles and other containers in place when the door is
opened or closed. Adjust the Snugger by sliding from
side to side.
• Insert drawer into frame rails and push back into
place.
Egg Tray With Handle
Note
• For best results, keep the crispers tightly closed.
Temperature-Controlled Drawer
(style may vary/select models)
The Egg Tray with Handle
holds a “dozen-plus” eggs. It
can be removed to carry to a
work area or to be washed.
(select models)
This drawer can be used for
storage of miscellaneous items.
The drawer features a control
that regulates the air
temperature in the drawer. Set
the control to Cheese to provide
normal refrigerator temperature. Use the Meats setting
for meats.
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Freezer Features
Shelves and Baskets
Door Storage
Fixed Freezer Shelf
Adjustable Door Buckets
To Remove Clip-mounted Shelves:
Door Buckets can be moved to meet individual storage
needs.
• Lift shelf from wall mounting clips
and pull left side of shelf out of wall mounting holes.
To Install Clip-mounted Shelves:
• Place left side of shelf in mounting holes and press down
into wall mounting clips.
To Remove:
• Lift the door bucket up until it clears the
retainers on the door liner, then pull the
door bucket straight out.
To Install:
Shelves
Shelves can be removed to meet individual storage needs.
• Slide bucket in above desired door liner retainer and push
down until bucket stops.
To Remove Shelf:
Fixed Door Bucket (select models)
• Snap right side of shelf up from cabinet railing and slide to
right.
The Fixed Door Bucket is located in the
upper section of the freezer door.
To Install Shelf:
• Replace shelf in left side cabinet railing.
Snap shelf into right side cabinet railing.
IMPORTANT: Fixed door bucket is not
adjustable. If bucket is removed, freezer light
will not deactivate when door is closed.
Baskets and Drawers
Tilt-out Door Buckets (select models)
Baskets and drawers (style may vary) slide out for easy
access of items in back.
The Tilt-Out Door Bucket provides easy access to food
items stored in the door.
To Remove:
To Remove Bucket:
• Pull out to its full extension. Lift up
front of basket and remove.
• Tilt bucket out.
To Install:
To Install Bucket:
• Slide basket or drawer into cabinet railing. Lift up front of
basket or drawer, and slide to the back of refrigerator.
• Tilt the front of the bucket down slightly.
Ice Storage Bin
To Move Bucket Frame to Another Location:
The Ice Storage Bin is located
below the automatic ice maker.
• Remove bucket.
To Remove:
Slide the frame in and down into the
new location.
• Slide into frame and tip upright.
• Lift frame up and pull straight out.
• Raise ice maker arm to deactivate ice maker. Lift front of
bin and pull out to its full extension. Lift up front of bin and
remove.
Drop-Down Freezer Door Baskets
To Install:
(select models)
• Slide bin into railing below ice maker until bin locks into
place. Drop ice maker arm to activate ice maker.
These baskets provide convenient
storage space for frozen food items
that tend to shift, such as bagged
vegetables.
IMPORTANT: Ice bin must be locked in place for proper ice
dispensing. Turn auger driver behind bin counterclockwise
(as shown) to properly align ice bin with auger driver.
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• Pull straight out of the frame.
Ice and Water
Dispenser Features
Water Dispenser Operation
(select models)
CAUTION
To avoid personal injury or property damage,
observe the following:
• Do not put fingers, hands or any foreign object
into dispenser opening.
• Do not use sharp objects to break ice.
• Do not dispense ice directly into thin glass, fine
china or delicate crystal.
Dispenser Light (select models)
A light activates within the dispenser area at full power
when dispensing ice or water with the main dispenser
pad.
Ice Maker Operation
• To turn ice maker On push arm down from locked
position.
Dispenser Pad
The Dispenser Pad is located on the back wall of the
dispensing area. When the dispenser pad is pressed,
the selection chosen on the dispenser control panel
will dispense.
Removable Tray
The Removable Tray at the bottom of the dispenser
area is designed to collect small spills and may be
easily removed for cleaning and emptying purposes.
IMPORTANT: Removable tray does not drain. Do not
allow tray to overflow. If it does, remove tray and wipe
up overflow.
• Lift arm up and lock into position to turn ice maker
Off.
Note
• During initial use of water dispenser, allow up to
one minute delay while water tank fills before
water dispenses. Discard first 10-14 glasses of
water after initially connecting refrigerator to
household water supply and after extended
periods of nonuse.
To Use Dispenser Pad:
• Choose water selection from dispenser control panel.
• Press sturdy, wide-mouthed container against
dispenser pad. When dispensing crushed ice, hold
container as close to chute as possible to reduce
spraying.
• Release pressure on dispenser pad to stop water
dispensing. A small amount of water may continue to
dispense and collect in dispenser tray. Large spills
should be wiped dry.
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Ice and Water
Dispenser Control (select models)
Auto Light (select models)
(control features vary by model)
Ice Dispenser Operation
The Auto Light function activates the
dispenser light at half-power when the Light
Sensor detects that the light levels in room are low.
To Dispense Ice:
To Activate Auto Light:
• Select Crushed or Cubes ice mode by pushing
button on dispenser control panel. A green light
above button indicates mode selection.
• Press Auto Light button. A green indicator light
above button illuminates when the sensor is active.
• Press container against dispenser pad.
When dispensing crushed ice, hold
container as close to chute as
possible to reduce spraying.
Notes
• Mode may not be changed while ice dispenser is
in operation.
• If dispenser (select models) is active for more than
two minutes, an automatic lock out sensor will
shut down power to dispenser area. See Dispenser
Lock for unlocking information.
Dispenser Lock (select models)
The Dispenser Lock prevents ice or water
from being dispensed.
To Lock Dispenser:
• Press and hold the Lock button for three seconds. A
green indicator light above button will illuminate
when the dispenser is locked.
To Unlock Dispenser:
• Hold the Lock button for three seconds. The green
indicator light above button will go out.
Water Filter Status Indicator
Light (select models)
The Water Filter Status Indicator Light serves as a
reminder to replace the water filter. A green light
indicates that the filter is in good condition. A red light
indicates the filter should be changed. Once light turns
red, it will remain red until function is reset.
To Reset Indicator:
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• Press and hold both the Lock and Water
buttons simultaneously for four seconds.
The green filter status indicator light will
flash three times when the function has
successfully reset.
To Deactivate Auto Light:
• Press Auto Light button. The green indicator light
will go out.
Note
• The dispenser light will operate when Auto Light is
ON or OFF.
Sabbath Mode (select models)
When activated, the Sabbath Mode deactivates the
control lights while leaving the control operational.
To Activate Sabbath Mode:
• Press and hold the Lock and Auto Light
buttons simultaneously for three to four
seconds. After three to four seconds, the
dispenser lights will turn off.
To Deactivate Sabbath Mode:
• Press and hold both the Lock and Auto Light
buttons simultaneously for three to four seconds.
After three to four seconds, the dispenser lights will
activate.
Notes
• Dispenser light will not activate during dispensing
while in this mode.
• If the power fails, the control will remain in
Sabbath Mode when power returns.
Water Filter
Water Filter Removal and
Installation (select models)
WARNING
To avoid serious illness or death, do not use
refrigerator where water is unsafe or of unknown
quality without adequate disinfection before or after
use of filter.
CAUTION
After installing a new water filter, always dispense
water for two minutes before removing the filter for
any reason. Air trapped in system may cause water
and cartridge to eject. Use caution when removing.
• The bypass cap does not filter water. Be sure to
have replacement cartridge available when filter
change is required.
• If water filtration system has been allowed to
freeze, replace filter cartridge.
• If system has not been used for several months, or
water has an unpleasant taste or odor, flush
system by dispensing water for two to three
minutes. If unpleasant taste or odor persists,
change filter cartridge.
Replacing Water Filter
IMPORTANT: Air trapped in system may cause water
and cartridge to eject. Use caution when removing.
1. Turn filter counterclockwise until it releases from
filter head.
2. Drain water from filter into sink, and dispose in
normal household trash.
3. Wipe up excess water in filter cover and continue
with Initial Installation, steps 2 and 4.
The filter should be changed at least every 12 months.
IMPORTANT: Condition of water and amount used
determines life span of water filter cartridge. If water
use is high, or if water is of poor quality, replacement
may need to take place more often.
To purchase a replacement water filter cartridge,
contact your dealer.
The dispenser feature may be used without a water
filter cartridge. If you choose this option, replace filter
with blue bypass cap.
Initial Installation
The water filter is located in the upper right hand
corner of the fresh food compartment.
1. Remove blue bypass cap and
retain for later use.
2. Remove sealing label from
end of filter and insert into
filter head.
3. Rotate gently clockwise until
filter stops. Snap filter cover
closed.
4. Reduce water spurts by
flushing air from system.
Run water continuously for
two minutes through
dispenser until water runs
steady. During initial use of
water dispenser, allow up to one minute delay
while water tank fills before water dispenses.
• Additional flushing may be required in some
households where water is of poor quality.
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Water Filter
System Specification and Performance Data Sheet
Refrigerator Water Filter Cartridge
Specifications
Service Flow Rate (Maximum).............................................0.78 GPM (2.9 L/min)
Rated Service Life 750 (Maximum) ...................................750 gallons/2838 liters
Maximum Operating Temperature .....................................100° F / 38° C
Minimum Pressure Requirement........................................35 psi /241 kPA
Minimum Operating Temperature ......................................33° F/1° C
Maximum Operating Pressure.............................................100 psi /689 kPA
Performance Data
Standard No. 42: Aesthetic Effects
Effluent
Maximum
Average
% Reduction
Minimum
Average
Min. Required
Reduction
USEPA
MCL
Influent
Challenge Concentration
Influent
Average
Chlorine
—
2.0 mg/L ± 10%
1.88 mg/L
< 0.05 mg/L
0.06 mg/L
> 97.26%
96.84%
T&O
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
Particulate**
—
at least 10,000 particles/ml
5,700,000 #/ml
30,583 #/ml
69,000 #/ml
99.52%
98.94%
85%
Parameter
USEPA
MCL
Parameter
50%
Standard No. 53: Health Effects
Turbidity
Cysts
Asbestos
Influent
Challenge Concentration
1 NTU**
11 ± 1 NTU***
99.5% Reduction
Minimum 50,000/L
Effluent
Maximum
Average
10.73 NTU
0.36 NTU
.049 NTU
97.09%
95.20%
0.5 NTU
<1
<1
> 99.99%
> 99.99%
> 99.95%
<1
<1
> 99.99%
> 99.99%
99%
< .001
<.001
> 99.35%
> 99.35%
0.10 mg/L
220,000 #/L
155 MF/L
99% Reduction 107 108 fibers/L; fibers >10 micrometers in length
% Reduction
Minimum
Average
Min. Required
Reduction
0.15 mg/L ± 10%
0.153 mg/L
0.015 mg/L
0.15 mg/L ± 10%
0.150 mg/L
< .001
<.001
> 99.35%
> 99.35%
0.10 mg/L
0.002 mg/L
.006 mg/L ± 10%
0.006 mg/L
0.00026
0.0005
98.72%
90.91%
0.002 mg/L
Lead at pH 6.5
0.015 mg/L
Lead at pH 8.5
Mercury at pH 6.5
Mercury at pH 8.5
0.002 mg/L
.006 mg/L ± 10%
0.006 mg/L
0.0008
0.0015
98.72%
75.93%
0.002 mg/L
Lindane
0.0002 mg/L
0.002 mg/L ± 10%
0.002 mg/L
0.000025
0.00007
98.72%
96.50%
0.0002 mg/L
Toxaphene
0.003 mg/L
0.015 mg/L ± 10%
0.015 mg/L
< 0.001
<0.001
92.97%
91.67%
0.003 mg/L
Atrazine
0.003 mg/L
0.009 mg/L ± 10%
.00873 mg/L
< 0.002
<0.002
76.99%
75.31%
0.003 mg/L
* Tested using a flow rate of 0.78 GPM; pressure of 60 psig; pH of 7.5 ± 0.5; temp. of
68° ± 5° F (20° ± 3° C) under standard laboratory conditions, however, actual
performance may vary. Health Claim Performance tested and certified by NSF
International
** Measurement in Particles /ml. Particles used were 0.5 - 1 microns
*** NTU - Nephelometric Turbidity units
General Use Conditions
Read this Performance Data Sheet and compare the
capabilities of this unit with your actual water
treatment needs.
DO NOT use this product where water is microbiologically unsafe or of unknown quality without
adequate disinfection before or after the system.
System certified for cyst reduction may be used on
disinfected water that may contain filterable cysts.
USE ONLY WITH COLD WATER SUPPLY. CHECK
FOR COMPLIANCE WITH THE STATE AND LOCAL
LAWS AND REGULATIONS.
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Influent
Average
Tested and certified by NSF International against ANSI/NSF Standards 42 & 53
in models 750 for the reduction of:
Standard No. 42: Aesthetic Effects
Taste and Odor Reduction
Chlorine Taste & Odor
Mechanical Filtration Unit
Particulate Reduction Class 1
Standard No. 53: Health Effects
Chemical Reduction Unit
Lead, Atrazine, Lindane, Mercury &
Toxaphene Reduction
Mechanical Filtration Unit
Cyst, Turbidity and Asbestos Reduction
Timely replacement of filter cartridge is essential for
performance satisfaction from this filtration system.
Please refer to the applicable section of your Use &
Care Guide for general operation, maintenance
requirements and troubleshooting.
This system has been tested according to ANSI/NSF 42
and 53 for reduction of the substance listed above. The
concentration of the indicated substances in water
entering the system was reduced to a concentration less
than or equal to the permissible limit for water leaving
the system, as specified in ANSI/NSF 42 and 53.
Food Storage Tips
Fresh Food Storage
Frozen Food Storage
• The fresh food compartment of a refrigerator should
be kept between 1°-4° C with an optimum
temperature of 3° C. To check the temperature, place
an appliance thermometer in a glass of water and
place in the center of the refrigerator. Check after 24
hours. If the temperature is above 4° C adjust the
controls as explained on pages 7-9.
• The freezer compartment of a refrigerator should be
kept at approximately -18° C. To check the
temperature, place an appliance thermometer
between the frozen packages and check after 24
hours. If the temperature is above -18° C, adjust the
control as described on pages 7-9.
• Avoid overcrowding the refrigerator shelves. This
reduces the circulation of air around the food and
results in uneven cooling.
Fruits and Vegetables
• Storage in the crisper drawers traps humidity to help
preserve the fruit and vegetable quality for longer
time periods (see page 12).
• Sort fruits and vegetables before storage and use
bruised or soft items first. Discard those showing
signs of decay.
• Always wrap odorous foods such as onions and
cabbage so the odor does not transfer to other foods.
• While vegetables need a certain amount of humidity
to remain fresh, too much humidity can shorten
storage times (especially leafy vegetables). Drain
vegetables well before storing.
• Wait to wash fresh produce until right before use.
Meat and Cheese
• Raw meat and poultry should be wrapped securely
so leakage and contamination of other foods or
surfaces does not occur.
• Occasionally mold will develop on the surface of
hard cheeses (Swiss, Cheddar, Parmesan). Cut off at
least an inch around and below the moldy area. Keep
your knife or instrument out of the mold itself. Do not
try to save individual cheese slices, soft cheese,
cottage cheese, cream, sour cream or yogurt when
mold appears.
• A freezer operates more efficiently when it is at least
two-thirds full.
Packaging Foods for Freezing
• To minimize dehydration and quality deterioration use
aluminum foil, freezer wrap, freezer bags or airtight
containers. Force as much air out of the packages as
possible and be sure they are tightly sealed. Trapped
air can cause the food to dry out, change color and
develop an off-flavor (freezer burn).
• Overwrap fresh meats and poultry with suitable
freezer wrap prior to freezing.
• Do not refreeze meat that has completely thawed.
Loading the Freezer
• Avoid adding too much warm food to the freezer at
one time. This overloads the freezer, slows the rate of
freezing and can raise the temperature of frozen
foods.
• Leave space between the packages so cold air can
circulate freely, allowing food to freeze as quickly as
possible.
• Avoid storing hard-to-freeze foods such as ice cream
and orange juice on the freezer door shelves. These
foods are best stored in the freezer interior where the
temperature varies less with door openings.
Dairy Food
• Most dairy foods such as milk, yogurt, sour cream
and cottage cheese have freshness dates on their
cartons for appropriate length of storage. Store these
foods in the original carton and refrigerate
immediately after purchasing and after each use.
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Care and Cleaning
WARNING
CAUTION
To avoid electrical shock which can cause severe
personal injury or death, disconnect power to
refrigerator before cleaning. After cleaning, connect
power.
To avoid personal injury or property damage,
observe the following:
• Read and follow manufacturer’s directions for all
cleaning products.
• Do not place buckets, shelves or accessories in
dishwasher. Cracking or warping of accessories
may result.
Refrigerator Cleaning Chart
PART
DO
Abrasive or harsh cleaners
Ammonia
Chlorine bleach
Concentrated detergents
or solvents
Metal or plastic-textured
scouring pads
Use 4 tablespoons of baking soda dissolved in
1 liter warm soapy water.
Rinse surfaces with clean warm water and dry
immediately to avoid water spots.
Stainless Steel Doors and
Exterior
IMPORTANT:
Damage to stainless steel
finish due to improper use
of cleaning products or
non-recommended products
is not covered under this
product’s warranty.
Abrasive or harsh cleaners
Ammonia
Chlorine bleach
Concentrated detergents
or solvents
Metal or plastic-textured
scouring pads
Vinegar-based products
Citrus-based cleaners
Use warm, soapy water and a soft, clean cloth
or sponge.
Rinse surfaces with clean warm water and dry
immediately to avoid water spots.
To polish and help prevent fingerprints, follow
with Stainless Steel Magic Spray (part no.
20000008).*
Door Gaskets
Abrasive or harsh cleaners
Metal or plastic-textured
scouring pads
Use warm, soapy water and a soft, clean cloth
or sponge.
Textured Doors
and Exterior
Cabinet Interior
Condenser Coil
Remove base grille to access.
Use a vacuum cleaner hose nozzle.
Condenser Fan Outlet Grille
See back of refrigerator.
Use a vacuum cleaner hose nozzle with brush
attachment.
Accessories
Shelves, buckets,
drawers, etc.
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DO NOT USE
A dishwasher
Follow removal and installation instructions
from appropriate feature section.
Allow accessories to adjust to room
temperature.
Dilute mild detergent and use a soft clean cloth
or sponge for cleaning.
Use a plastic bristle brush to get into crevices.
Rinse surfaces with clean warm water.
Dry glass and clear items immediately to avoid
spots.
Care and Cleaning
Removing Odors From
Refrigerator
WARNING
To avoid electrical shock which can cause severe
personal injury or death, disconnect power to
refrigerator before cleaning. After cleaning,
reconnect power.
1. Remove all food and turn the refrigerator OFF.
2. Disconnect power to the refrigerator.
3. Clean the walls, floor, ceiling of cabinet interior,
drawers, shelves and gaskets according to the
instructions.
4. Dilute mild detergent and brush solution into
crevices using a plastic bristle brush. Let stand for
five minutes. Rinse surfaces with warm water. Dry
surfaces with a soft, clean cloth.
5. Wash and dry all bottles, containers and jars.
Discard spoiled or expired items.
6. Wrap or store odor-causing foods in tightly sealed
containers to prevent reoccurring odors.
7. Reconnect power to refrigerator and return food to
refrigerator.
8. Allow the refrigerator to cool.
9. After 24 hours, check if odor has been eliminated.
If odor is still present:
Energy Saving Tips
• Avoid overcrowding refrigerator shelves. This reduces
air circulation around food and causes refrigerator to
run longer.
• Avoid adding too much warm food to refrigerator at
one time. This overloads compartments and slows
rate of cooling.
• Do not use aluminum foil, wax paper, or paper
toweling as shelf liners. This decreases air flow and
causes refrigerator to run less efficiently.
• A freezer that is two-thirds full runs most efficiently.
• Locate refrigerator in coolest part of room. Avoid
areas of direct sunlight, or near heating ducts,
registers or other heat producing appliances. If this is
not possible, isolate exterior by using a section of
cabinet or an added layer of insulation.
• Clean door gaskets every three months according to
cleaning instructions. This will assure that door seals
properly and refrigerator runs efficiently.
• Take time to organize items in refrigerator to reduce
time that door is open.
• Be sure your doors are closing securely by leveling
refrigerator as instructed in your installation
instructions.
• Clean condenser coils as indicated in the cleaning
instructions every three months. This will increase
energy efficiency and cooling performance.
1. Remove drawers and place on top shelf of
refrigerator.
2. Pack refrigerator and freezer sections – including
doors – with crumpled sheets of black and white
newspaper.
3. Place charcoal briquettes randomly on crumpled
newspaper in both freezer and refrigerator
compartments.
4. Close doors and let stand 24 to 48 hours.
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Care and Cleaning
Replacing Light Bulbs
WARNING
To avoid electrical shock which can cause severe
personal injury or death, disconnect power to
refrigerator before replacing light bulb. After
replacing light bulb, reconnect power.
CAUTION
To avoid personal injury or property damage,
observe the following:
• Allow light bulb to cool.
• Wear gloves when replacing light bulb.
Upper Fresh Food Section
Upper Freezer Section
1. Remove ice bin by
lifting front of bin and
pulling out.
2. Remove light shield by
pressing the upper right side of the shield and
rotating downward.
3. Remove light bulb. Replace with appliance bulb no
greater than 40 watts.
4. Rotate the shield upward press in slightly and snap
into place.
5. Replace ice bin by sliding in until bin locks into
place.
Lower Freezer Section
The upper fresh food light bulbs are located behind the
front panel. Reach behind the panel to remove the
bulbs.
1. Pinch both sides of light cover to remove.
Lower Fresh Food Section
3. Pinch both sides of the light cover to snap into
place.
1. Push up on bottom tabs (A) on light
cover. Rotate cover up and release
tabs (B).
2. Remove light bulb. Replace with appliance bulb no
greater than 40 watts.
Ice and Water Dispenser
2. Remove light bulb.
3. Replace bulb with appliance bulb
no greater than 40 watts.
4. Insert top tabs (B) of light cover
into liner slots and snap bottom
tabs (A) into liner slots.
Light Bulb
Location
1. Locate light bulb inside top edge of dispenser
frame. Unscrew to remove.
2. Replace light bulb with a 6-watt, 250 volt bulb.
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Care and Cleaning
Preparing for Vacation
CAUTION
If your refrigerator has a dispenser and there is any
possibility that the temperature can drop below
freezing where the refrigerator is located, the water
supply system (including the water tank and the
water valve) must be drained by a qualified servicer.
For short vacations or absences (three months or
less):
Upon Your Return:
After a Short Vacation or Absence:
For models with automatic ice makers or dispensers:
• Reconnect the water supply and turn on supply valve
(see page 3).
• Monitor water connection for 24 hours and correct
leaks if necessary.
• Run 10-15 glasses of water from the dispenser to
flush out the system.
1. Remove all perishables.
• Restart the ice maker.
2. If no one will be checking in on the refrigerator
during your absence, remove all frozen items also.
• Discard at least the first three ice harvests.
3. If your refrigerator has an automatic ice maker:
After a Long Vacation or Absence:
• Shut off the water supply to the ice maker at
least one day ahead of time.
• If your refrigerator has an automatic ice maker,
reconnect the water supply and turn on supply valve
(see page 3).
• After the last load of ice drops, raise the wire
shut off arm to the OFF position.
• Plug the refrigerator back in and reset controls (see
pages 7-9).
• Empty the ice bin.
4. If the room temperature will drop below 13° C,
follow the instructions for longer absences.
For long vacations, absences (more than three
months) OR if the room temperature will drop below
13° C:
1. Remove food.
2. If your refrigerator has an automatic ice maker:
• Shut off the water supply to the ice maker at
least one day ahead of time.
• After the last load of ice drops, raise the wire
shut off arm to the OFF position.
• Empty the ice bin.
3. If your refrigerator has a dispenser system with
water filter, remove the water filter cartridge and
install the filter bypass. Dispose of the used
cartridge.
4. Turn the freezer control to OFF.
5. Unplug the refrigerator.
6. Thoroughly clean the interior of both compartments
with a baking soda solution and a clean soft cloth
(four tablespoons of baking soda in one quart of
warm water.).
7. Dry thoroughly.
8. Leave the doors open to prevent the formation of
mold and mildew.
• Monitor water connection for 24 hours and correct
leaks, if necessary.
For dispenser models, run water through the dispenser
for at least three minutes with the filter bypass in
place, then install water filter (see page 16).
• After installing the water filter, run water through the
dispenser continuously for at least two minutes, or
until water runs steady. Initially you may notice a
one to two minute delay in water dispersal as the
internal tanks fills.
• Restart the ice maker.
• Discard ice produced within the first 12 hours (at
least the first three harvests).
Preparing to Move
• Follow the above instructions for long
vacations/absences, through step 7.
• Secure all loose items such as shelves and drawers
by taping them securely in place to prevent damage.
• Tape the doors shut.
• Use an appliance dolly when moving the refrigerator.
Always truck the refrigerator from its side or backnever from its front.
• Be sure the refrigerator stays in an upright position
during moving.
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Operating Sounds
Improvements in refrigeration design may produce sounds in your new refrigerator that are different or were not
present in an older model. These improvements were made to create a refrigerator that is better at preserving food,
is more energy efficient, and is quieter overall. Because new units run quieter, sounds may be detected that were
present in older units, but were masked by higher sound levels. Many of these sounds are normal. Please note that
the surfaces adjacent to a refrigerator, such as hard walls, floors and cabinetry may make these sounds seem even
louder. The following are some of the normal sounds that may be noticed in a new refrigerator.
SOUND
Clicking
•
•
Air rushing
or whirring
•
•
•
Gurgling or
boiling sound
Thumping
Vibrating
noise
•
•
•
•
Buzzing
•
•
Humming
•
•
•
•
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POSSIBLE CAUSE
Freezer control (A) clicks when starting or
stopping compressor.
Defrost timer or electric damper control (select
models) (B) sounds like an electric clock and
snaps in and out of defrost cycle.
Condenser fan (D) makes this noise while
operating.
Freezer fan (C) makes this noise while
operating.
Freezer fan (C) slows to a stop as the freezer
door is opened.
Evaporator (E) and heat exchanger (F)
refrigerant make this noise when flowing.
Ice cubes from ice maker drop into ice bucket (G).
Dispenser ice chute (H) closing.
Compressor (I) makes a pulsating sound while
running.
Refrigerator is not level.
Ice maker water valve (J) hookup buzzes when
ice maker fills with water.
Ice maker (K) is in the ‘on’ position without
water connection.
Ice auger (L) hums as auger agitates ice during
dispensing.
Compressor (I) can make a high pitched hum
while operating.
Solenoid valve (M) operating ice chute door.
SOLUTION
• Normal operation
• Normal operation
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• Normal operation
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• Normal operation
• Normal operation
• Normal operation
• Normal operation
• See Leveling (see page 6).
• Normal operation
• Normal operation
• Normal operation
• Normal operation
• Normal operation
Troubleshooting
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSES
WHAT TO DO
Freezer control and
lights are on, but
compressor is not
operating
Temperaturecontrolled drawers
are too warm
Refrigerator is in defrost mode.
Normal operation.
Wait 40 minutes to see if refrigerator restarts.
Control settings are too low.
Freezer controls are set too low.
Drawer is improperly positioned.
Refrigerator is not plugged in.
Dial control in freezer is set to OFF
(select models).
Touch temperature controls are set to “–”
(select models).
Fuse is blown, or circuit breaker needs
to be reset.
Power outage has occurred.
Refrigerator is malfunctioning.
See page 12 to adjust controls.
See pages 7-9 to adjust controls.
See page 12 to verify drawer positioning.
Plug in refrigerator.
See pages 7-9 to adjust controls.
Refrigerator does
not operate
Refrigerator still
won’t operate
Food temperature
is too cold
Food temperature
is too warm
Condenser coils are dirty.
Refrigerator or freezer controls are set
too high.
Door is not closing properly.
Controls need to be adjusted.
Condenser coils are dirty.
Rear air grille is blocked.
Door has been opened frequently, or has
been opened for long periods of time.
Food has recently been added.
Refrigerator has
an odor
Odor producing foods should be covered
or wrapped.
The interior needs cleaning.
See pages 7-9 to adjust controls.
Replace any blown fuses.
Check circuit breaker and reset, if necessary.
Call local power company listing to report outage.
Unplug refrigerator and transfer food to another
refrigerator. If another refrigerator is not available,
place dry ice in freezer section to preserve food.
Warranty does not cover food loss.
Contact service for assistance.
Clean according to the chart on page 19.
See pages 7-9 to adjust controls.
Refrigerator is not level. See page 6 for details on how
to level your refrigerator.
Check gaskets for proper seal. Clean, if necessary,
according to the chart on page 19.
Check for internal obstructions that are keeping door
from closing properly (i.e. improperly closed drawers,
ice buckets, oversized or improperly stored containers,
etc.)
See pages 7-9 to adjust controls.
Clean according to the chart on page 19.
Check the positioning of food items in refrigerator to
make sure grille is not blocked. Rear air grilles are
located under crisper drawers.
Reduce time door is open. Organize food items
efficiently to assure door is open for as short a time as
possible.
Allow time for recently added food to reach
refrigerator or freezer temperature.
Clean according to instructions on page 19.
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Troubleshooting
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSES
WHAT TO DO
Water droplets
form on outside
of refrigerator
Door is not closing properly.
Check for internal obstructions that are keeping door
from closing properly (i.e. improperly closed drawers,
ice buckets, oversized or improperly stored containers,
etc.)
See page 6 Leveling.
Clean according to the chart on page 19.
Normal during times of high humidity.
See pages 7-9 to adjust controls.
Reduce time door is open. Organize food items
efficiently to assure door is open for as short a time as
possible.
Clean according to the chart on page 19.
See page 14.
Water droplets form
on inside of
refrigerator
Refrigerator or ice
maker makes
unfamiliar sounds
or seems too loud
Temperaturecontrolled drawer
and/or crisper
drawer do not
close freely
Door gaskets are not sealing properly.
Humidity levels are high.
Controls require adjustment.
Humidity levels are high or door has
been been opened frequently.
Door gaskets are not sealing properly.
Normal operation.
Contents of drawer, or positioning of
items in the surrounding compartment
could be obstructing drawer.
Drawer is not in proper position.
Refrigerator is not level.
Drawer channels are dirty.
Refrigerator runs
too frequently
Doors have been opened frequently or
for long periods of time.
Humidity or temperature in surrounding
area is high.
Food has recently been added.
Refrigerator is exposed to heat by
environment or by appliances nearby.
Condenser coils are dirty.
Controls need to be adjusted.
Door is not closing properly.
Door gaskets are not sealing properly.
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Reposition food items and containers to avoid
interference with the drawers.
See page 12 for proper drawer placement.
See page 6 for details on how to level your
refrigerator.
Clean drawer channels with warm, soapy water.
Rinse and dry thoroughly.
Apply a thin layer of petroleum jelly to drawer
channels.
Reduce time door is open.
Organize food items efficiently to assure door is open
for as short a time as possible.
Allow interior environment to adjust for period the
door has been opened.
Normal operation.
Allow time for recently added food to reach
refrigerator or freezer temperature.
Evaluate your refrigerator’s environment. Refrigerator
may need to be moved to run more efficiently.
Clean according to the chart on page 19.
See pages 7-9 to adjust controls.
Refrigerator is not level, see page 6 Leveling.
Check for internal obstructions that are keeping door
from closing properly (i.e. improperly closed drawers,
ice buckets, oversized or improperly stored containers,
etc.)
Cleaning according to the chart on page 19.
Troubleshooting
Ice and Water
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSES
WHAT TO DO
No indicator lights
are lit on dispenser
control
Freezer door is not closed.
Verify that freezer door is closed. Power is removed
from the control when freezer door is opened.
Plug in refrigerator.
Replace any blown fuses.
Check circuit breakers for any tripped circuits.
Call local power company listing to report outage.
See Sabbath Mode page 15.
Verify that freezer door is closed. Power is removed
from the control when freezer door is opened.
See Dispenser Lock page 15.
At initial use, there is an approximate one- to twominute delay in dispensing while the internal water
tank is filling.
Wait 24 hours for ice production to begin or for ice
maker to restock after emptied.
Change water filter (see page 16).
Ice or water are
not dispensed
when pads are
pressed
Ice maker is not
producing enough
ice or ice is
malformed
Ice maker is not
producing ice
Refrigerator is not plugged in.
Fuse is blown, or circuit breaker needs to
be reset.
Power outage has occurred.
Refrigerator is in Sabbath Mode.
Freezer door is not closed.
Controls are in lock mode (select models).
Water tank is filling.
Ice maker has just been installed or a
large amount of ice has been used.
Water filter is clogged or needs to be
changed.
Ice maker has just been installed or a
large amount of ice has been used.
Water pressure is too low.
Water filter is clogged or needs to be
changed.
Ice maker arm is up.
Household water supply is not reaching
water valve.
Supply tubing has kinks.
Water pressure is too low.
Check freezer temperature.
Ice bin is not installed properly.
Improper water valve was installed.
Water filter
indicator light is
red
Water filter needs to be replaced.
Filter indicator sensor needs to be reset.
Wait 24 hours for ice production to begin or for ice
maker to restock after emptied.
Low water pressure can cause valve to leak.
Water pressure must be between 241 to 689 KPA to
function properly.
A minimum pressure of 241 KPA is recommended for
refrigerators with water filters.
Change water filter (see page 16).
Confirm ice maker arm is down. See Automatic Ice
Maker page 14.
See Connecting the Water Supply page 3.
Turn off water supply and remove kinks.
If kinks cannot be removed, replace tubing.
Water pressure must be between 241 to 689 KPA to
function properly.
A minimum pressure of 241 KPA is recommended for
refrigerators with water filters.
See Temperature Controls pages 7-9 to adjust controls.
Freezer must be between -18° to -17° C to produce
ice.
See Ice Storage Bin page 13.
See Connecting the Water Supply page 3.
Self-piercing and 3⁄16" saddle valves cause low water
pressure and may clog the line over time. The
manufacturer is not responsible for property damage
due to improper installation or water connection.
If filter is not available, replace with bypass filter.
See Water Filter page 16.
See Filter Status Indicator Light page 15.
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Troubleshooting
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSES
Ice forms in inlet
tube to ice maker
Water pressure is low.
Saddle valve not open completely.
Freezer temperature is too high.
Refrigerator is
leaking water
Supply tubing was used to complete
water connection.
Improper water valve was installed.
Water flow is
slower than normal
Water pressure is low.
Saddle valve not open completely.
Improper water valve was installed.
Supply tubing has kinks.
Water filter is clogged or needs to be
changed.
Water valve not opened completely.
Dispenser water
is not cold
Water appears
cloudy
Particles in water
and/or ice cubes.
Refrigerator has been recently installed.
Water supply in holding tank has been
depleted.
Water has settled into water lines
outside holding tank and has warmed to
room temperature.
Air or air bubbles in water.
Carbon dust from water filter cartridge.
Concentrations of minerals in water will
form particles when water becomes
frozen and melts.
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WHAT TO DO
Water pressure must be between 241 to 689 kpa to
function properly.
A minimum pressure of 241 kpa is recommended for
refrigerators with water filters.
Open saddle valve completely.
See Temperature Controls page 7-9. Freezer temperature
should be between -18° to -17° C.
The manufacturer recommends using copper tubing for
installation. Plastic is less durable and can cause
leakage. The manufacturer is not responsible for
property damage due to improper installation or
water connection.
See Connecting the Water Supply page 3. Self-piercing
and 3⁄16" saddle valves cause low water pressure and
may clog the line over time. The manufacturer is not
responsible for property damage due to improper
installation or water connection.
Water pressure must be between 241 to 689 kpa to
function properly. A minimum pressure of 241 kpa is
recommended for refrigerators with water filters.
Open saddle valve completely.
See Connecting the Water Supply page 3. Self-piercing
and 3⁄16" saddle valves cause low water pressure and
may clog the line over time. The manufacturer is not
responsible for property damage due to improper
installation or water connection.
Turn off water supply and remove kinks.
If kinks cannot be removed, replace tubing.
Change water filter (see page 16).
Open water valve completely and check for leaks.
The minimum flow at dispenser is approximately
295 ml in nine seconds with a new filter in place or
approximately 295 ml in five seconds without a filter.
Allow approximately 12 hours for water in holding tank
to chill.
Discard first glass of water and refill.
This is normal when first using the dispenser and will
disappear with use.
Initial water ejected through cartridge may contain
harmless carbon dust flushed from cartridge.
Particles are safe for consumption.
Will disappear after the first few uses.
Particles are not harmful and naturally occur in water
supplies.
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